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01-02-2016

Spenser & Kauffmann successfully represents Klub ZhZh LLC in IP disputes

Spenser & Kauffmann successfully represents Klub ZhZh LLC in IP disputes

In early 2015, Perekhid Women’s Publishing LLC has filed a lawsuit in the Kyiv Commercial Court against a client of Spenser & Kauffmann – Klub ZhZh LLC. Until 2014, Perekhid Women’s Publishing LLC had been issueing a magazine called Zhensky Zhurnal and had been an owner of the trademark ZHENSKY ZHURNAL magazine. In opinion of Perekhid Women’s Publishing LLC, by publishing the magazine Zhensky. The Magazine for Those Who Want to Live Happily, Klub ZhZh LLC violated the rights of Perekhid Women’s Publishing LLC on the trademark ZHENSKY ZHURNAL.

Spenser & Kauffmann has proved the absence of trademark infringement and, consequently, on December 14, 2015 the court dismissed the claim of Perekhid Women’s Publishing LLC.

Spenser & Kauffmann also successfully represented Klub ZhZh LLC in the dispute against the State Intellectual Property Service and Perekhid Women’s Publishing LLC on invalidation of the certificate of ZHENSKY ZHURNAL trademark owned by Perekhid Women’s Publishing LLC. On October 9, 2015 Kyiv Commercial Court has satisfied the claims of Klub ZhZh LLC and on December 22, 2015 Kyiv Commercial Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of Perekhid Women’s Publishing LLC.

In addition, Spenser & Kauffmann advised Klub ZhZh LLC on the process of obtaining certificates of trademarks that were required for publishing the magazine “Zhensky. The Magazine for Those Who Want to Live Happily”.

The team of Spenser & Kauffmann, led by a partner Aleksandra Fedotova, included Maxim Maksimenko, senior associate, and Maxim Litvin, associate.

Recently, Spenser & Kauffmann also successfully represented PJSC Zhytomyr Furniture Factory in the proceedings against Zhytomyr United State Tax Inspectorate on cancelation of tax notice-decisions for 26.3 million UAH.