Russian court sides with Hyundai in dispute with intellectual property rights watchdog
MOSCOW, March 30 (RAPSI) – The Intellectual Property Court sided with South Korean automotive group Hyundai Motor Company in its dispute with Russian patent agency Rospatent over protection of intellectual property rights for Hyundai Autron trademark, according to court records.
The court ruled in Hyundai’s favor in two lawsuits against Rospatent, organization that previously refused to provide protection of intellectual property rights for Hyundai Autron trademark in Russia.
In 2015, Rospatent refused to provide intellectual property rights protection for Hyundai Autron because that trademark, registered in the same categories as computer hardware and software, is too similar to Hyundai trademarks.
Hyundai appealed this decision claiming that Hyundai Autron is a different trademark based of color, font and other attributes. When Rospatent dismissed the appeal, Hyundai filed a lawsuit with the court.