The District Court of The Hague ruled that FKP Soyuzplodoimport is entitled to the Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya trademarks in the UK and five European countries. We are talking about Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Sweden, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the court’s decision.
The aforementioned six countries supported Soyuzplodoimport’s claims of infringement of its copyright. In another seven countries (Denmark, Spain, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and France) the rights to the Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya brands will remain with Spirits International (Yuri Shefler’s SPI Group).
In October 2020, a court in The Hague lifted the arrest of the brands Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya. The money from the sale of the brands was to go to the former Yukos shareholders to pay off compensation for $ 57 billion from Russia. Soyuzplodoimport appealed against this decision. In January, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands recognized Soyuzplodoimport as the sole legal owner of the Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya trademarks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Read more about the arrest of vodka brands in the material of Kommersant FM “” Stolichnaya was arrested. “