Dispute over parallel import of BMW parts not to be reconsidered
MOSCOW, June 13 - RAPSI. The Supreme Commercial Court will not review for the second time the court ruling to prohibit Avtologistika from importing BMW spare parts, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Wednesday. Avtologistika is not a BMW official dealer.
The dispute between Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW AG) and Avtologistika began in late 2010 with two lawsuits filed by BMW over the parallel import of its spare parts. The first was lodged with the Moscow Commercial Court, and the second with the Moscow Regional Commercial Court. The first lawsuit was dismissed.
BMW AG sought to ban Avtologistika from importing and selling goods bearing its trademark. The motor company also sought to destroy the spare parts imported by Avtologistika and to collect 300,000 rubles ($9,200) in damages.
Established in 1913, BMW initially produced aircraft engines. After it purchased a car factory in Eisenach, it began to make cars. Its annual average output around the world is over 1.5 vehicles and 100,000 motorbikes. The company also owns the Mini and Rolls-Royce trademarks.