20 JUL 2017

"Three from Prostokvashino" belongs only to "Soyuzmultfilm"

The Russian court upheld the decision of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), which was canceled the registration of five trademarks in the name of the major Russian ice-cream manufacturer that uses the characters of the cartoon "Three from Prostokvashino" (Russian: Трое из Простоквашино).

Thus, the court confirmed that the Studio "Soyuzmultfilm" has the exclusive rights to the 1978 Soviet animated film.

Multipliers claim they intend to protect actively their intellectual property rights.

Currently, the Moscow Arbitration court is considering a series of`lawsuits by Soyuzmultfilm to three major retailers. In every lawsuit the studio claims to recover from defendant on 500 thousand roubles (approximately 8325 USD) for illegal use of trademarks.