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Apple sued 1.7 million rubles from the Russian online store for using the word “apple”

Arbitration court of Moscow has collected 1.7 million rubles on the suit with Apple Moscow four legal entities, owning an online store that sold counterfeit products marked brands Apple. About it on Wednesday reports RAPSI.

Claims Apple were caused by online store The company is required to pay 16.5 million rubles from the defendants for the use of trademarks and intellectual property of the company in the name of the online store, portal, consisting of domain names, when the sale of counterfeit goods, commodity and cash checks when selling their products.

An Apple representative in the court said that the defendants used at different times by eight different domain names and posed as company store American Corporation. All four legal entities at various times ruled by the same online store.

Complaints to the store appeared at the Apple at the end of 2013. In December 2013 and February 2014, Apple’s lawyers have spent in the shop test purchases, finding that the item is counterfeit. On the demand to stop the violation of their rights, the company received a waiver.

It is noted that as a seller on the check indicated by different companies — LLC “Profit” and LLC “Majesta Plus”. In the summer of 2014 as a seller of goods in the offer posted on the site, was listed LLC “Electrotherm”. Later on the page “Contacts”, it was stated LLC “Argo”. All companies are registered to different individuals.

The representative of the Respondent the claim is not recognized, believes the amount of compensation is not appropriate to the violation, and the violation is not proved. He also urged the court “to take into account the political situation in which the claim is considered by the American company to Russian legal entities”. The Corporation does not pay taxes in Russia, as well as illegally ceased to serve clients in the Crimea and Sevastopol, said the representative of the Respondent.

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Representation of Apple in Russia already tried to compete with online stores that use the domain name with the word “apple”. Microsoft attorneys demanded that “Yandex” to remove such resources from “Yandex.Market.” In “Yandex” explained that such a petition “came a law firm that failed to prove their powers.” “Samsung, Sony, Miele, Delonghi actively competing with companies that use their trademarks, without having the legal rights, not only online but also in offline stores and in the markets”, – said the representative of the Association of trading companies and manufacturers of consumer electronic and computer equipment Anton Guskov.

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