29 MAY 2017

FAS of Russia has decided that using of the TM "Black Friday" is an unfair competition

The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia issued a decision that actions of the rightholder, "Блэк фрайдэй" LLC (literally - “Black Friday”) associated with the acquisition and using of the trademark No. 563277 "Black friday" is an act of unfair competition.

Unfair competition is reflected in the fact that at the priority date of the trademark No. 563277 the designation of "Black Friday" had been used by many online stores.

A case on infringement of antitrust legislation was initiated at the request of The Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC).

Commonly known that "Black Friday" is the name of the day of mass sales in the USA and other countries.