Apple want to take a domain in Russia
If you have ever visited the site apple.ru you know that this domain belongs directly to Apple. On the page, but should redirect to apple.com so that the user immediately gets on the page the Russian online store of the company. But right on the Apple domain apple.ru want to challenge…who do you think? Russian perfume company.
It’s called, “Apple Perfume” and is engaged in the production of spirits in the form of the eponymous smartphone. As Izvestia reports, the manufacturer of perfumes has applied for registration of trademark apple.ru — the company Apple, in turn, the rights to it, but the domain is still registered to yourself.
Experts believe that the chances for registration of the trademark “Apple Perfume” is quite small, especially on the selection of the domain name from Apple. Given how skilled lawyers work in Cupertino and subsidiaries of technology giant, they at least will be able to file a counterclaim for unauthorized use of the iPhone image for the perfume industry.
To seize domain, taking into account the specifics of the company Apple, is almost impossible, — considers Anton Bogatov, an expert in the field of law. — These companies have different classes according to the international classification of goods and services, which means that the domain is in any case will be fixed on Apple.
As a rule, Rospatent often refuses to register trademarks, and to the court that it may not even be reached.