Lidings Wins Trademark Battle for "Miloserdie" Aid Service

21 May 2021
Nikita Ayrapetov
Junior Associate
Boris Malakhov
Partner
Lawyers of the Lidings Intellectual Property practice have successfully represented interests of the Russian "Miloserdie" (eng.:Mercy) aid service in a trademark protection case. The work was done pro bono.

An entrepreneur used a trademark similar to the trademark of our client – the "Miloserdie". The client, whose logo was registered a year earlier, for six months tried to settle the issue out of court, pointing out to the entrepreneur that it was inadmissible to copy the logo. However, did not achieve an understanding and had to go to court.
 
Lidings partner, head of the Intellectual Property practice Boris Malakhov and junior associate Nikita Ayrapetov, represented the client’s interests in this case. 

We have fully formed the defense position, represented the client’s interests in the Arbitration Courts during the first and the new trial. In March 2021, at the second round of consideration, the court ruled to prohibit the entrepreneur from using a trademark similar to the trademark of the "Miloserdie" aid service. In April, the court ruling had already entered into force. The entrepreneur removed the designation from his website.
Boris Malakhov and Nikita Ayrapetov It is particularly interesting because there was a conflict of two designations that are used in the same service area, but in different spheres: charity (logo of our client) and commercial (logo of the infringer).