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EPAM Successful for Abrau-Durso in Challenge to Rospatent

EPAM Successful for Abrau-Durso in Challenge to Rospatent

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Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasyev and Partners has persuaded Russia's Bureau in the Chamber for Patent Disputes to overrule the decision of Rospatent and register a new trademark in the name of “Abrau-Durso.”

According to EPAM, "In March 2018, Rospatent denied Abrau-Durso the registration of the ABRAU JUNIOR trademark (for a new line of highly carbonated soft drinks based on grape juice), just as it had previously refused to register some other brands from the ABRAU line. An obstacle for registration was the established practice of Rospatent, according to which it is impossible to register as a trademark a designation similar to the name of the place of origin of the goods 'Abrau-Durso' in relation to any other goods and services."

The EPAM team was led by Pavel Sadovsky, Head of Intellectual Property/TMT at EPAM, and Senior Associate Irina Kosovskaya.

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