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Doubinsky & Osharova Successful for Lukoil in Ukrainian Trademark Dispute

Doubinsky & Osharova Successful for Lukoil in Ukrainian Trademark Dispute

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Doubinsky & Osharova has successfully represented Lukoil in Ukraine in a trademark dispute against Luxoil, a Russian manufacturer of automobile oils.

In 2018, Lukoil filed a lawsuit against Luxoil, claiming that the latter's trademark in the automobile oils segment was confusingly similar to its own. On October 17, 2019, Ukraine's Northern Commercial Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the court of first instance in Lukoi's favor, holding that Luxoil's trademark was invalid.

The Doubinsky and Osharova team consisted of Managing Partner Michael Doubinsky, Partner Victoria Sopilnyak, and Lawyer Anastasia Kazankina.

Editor's Note: After this article was published, Dubinsky & Osharova informed CEE Legal Matters that on February 6, 2020, Ukraine's Court of Cassation had upheld the decision of Ukraine's Northern Commercial Court of Appeal and, in a final judgment, "invalidated the certificate of Ukraine No. 189846 for the Luxoil trademark (combined) on the grounds of its confusing similarity to the trademarks of Lukoil Oil Company.”.

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