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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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Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus.

We advise its clients in many areas of law, including: dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, corporate law, M&A, antitrust issues, project finance and PPP, restructurings and insolvencies, energy and natural resources, property management and privatization, environment, technical regulation and industrial safety, banking and finance, intellectual property, criminal law, real estate and construction, taxation, family and labour disputes, marine and transport law, and international trade and customs.

We combine high academic qualifications, internationally acknowledged moral and ethical values, senior partners' professional experience and practical abilities with the vigour and knowledge of younger attorneys that enables thus providing clients with reliable, first-class service according to both Russian and western standards through a flexible structure.

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