Apple settled with the sellers of “gray” iPhone and Mac in Russia
An Apple representative said in the Moscow arbitration court that the company entered into a settlement agreement with the registrants apple-house.ru and up-house.ru Daniel Khovratovich and Ilya Chistyakov, in the framework of the case under the claim about collecting from LLC “riona plus more than 7.2 million roubles.
As reports “RIA Novosti”, however, the plaintiff supported the claims for prohibiting the use of trademarks and original works and to recover compensation for the violation of its intellectual property rights to the company “riona plus, the operator of the Internet shop operating at the disputed domains.
The plaintiff demands to ban the defendants use the trademarks IPHONE, MAC, MAC PRO, IMAC, APPLE TV and APPLE WATCH and figurative trademark in the form of a bitten Apple.
The court on Wednesday failed to approve a settlement agreement with two individuals, since their contents were not disclosed to the company. A third Respondent expressed a desire to prepare their position regarding agreements. The court is scheduled for October 11, the main hearings in the case.
On 26 April, Apple filed in the arbitration court of Moscow the claim to four online stores, an assortment of the technics of the American company — iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch and other devices – on the violation of intellectual property rights and the recovery from offenders a total of more than 31 million rubles. The claim to the Moscow of “the Computer”, OOO “Aivengo” and Paul Suhacheva the parties entered into a settlement agreement.
The defendants undertook not to use, without the consent of the plaintiff, its trademarks, and to remove all links to, and information on the brands of the applicant from their sites.
Apple need to download lawyers work, why the company filed lawsuits against small businesses, says a leading analyst of Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin. Such big sellers as “the Messenger”, Apple will not lead to court, he said. “The messenger” is the official seller of Apple in Russia and uses the company’s trademark in its shops and online store on a legal basis, said the representative of the company Maria Zaikina.