Rosspirtprom took caucasus
the State company was fond of the Soviet port
Rosspirtprom plans to revive known port in Soviet period caucasus . As it became known daily, the state company still has in the end of the last year obtained the licence for use of historical mark from FKP Sojuzplodoimport and now looks for an industrial platform. Simultaneously with it the Rospatent clears away a platform for state caucasus depriving of a right protection alcoholic brands in which name this southern region of Russia is mentioned.
As appears from Rospatent documents, in December, 2010 FKP Sojuzplodoimport and Open Society Rosspirtprom have signed the licence agreement on use by an alcoholic state company of variety of the trade marks containing a verbal designation caucasus . Among transferred Rosspirtpromu brands appear Port caucasus white Port caucasus pink Gray-haired caucasus Our caucasus the Big caucasus and others. In Soviet period under a brand Port caucasus popular fortified wine was issued. The cheap drink was a success in andergraundnoj to the musical environment: Port caucasus it is mentioned in Boris Grebenshchikova`s memoirs and one of songs Time machines .
In FKP Sojuzplodoimport daily have confirmed the fact of signing of the contract with Rosspirtpromom having noticed that are satisfied by cooperation with a state company which has got earlier the driver`s licence to other brands FKP, in particular on vodka Capital cognac Moscow and the Soviet champagne . In Sojuzplodoimporte have expressed hope that Rosspirtprom Can revive and this trade mark belonging to the state.
We have really received from Sojuzplodoimporta the licence for brand use caucasus . Under this mark we want to let out port - the general director of the exclusive partner " has specified; Rosspirtproma companies VEDK Vadim Kasyanov. As he said, now Rosspirtprom searches for the manufacturer for this wine and conducts exploratory talk with the enterprises in the Krasnodar and Stavropol edges. within summer we should be defined - has added g - n Kasyanov. Thus it has not excluded that under a brand caucasus Rosspirtprom can let out and own cognac.
In the meantime manufacturers of other drinks in which name the word " appears; caucasus have already faced certain problems. In the Moscow arbitration court the company legal investigation " on May, 31st will take place; Vinkom - Import which challenges the decision of the Rospatent which has refused granting of its right protection konjachnomu to a brand the Caucasian traditions . In Rospatent have considered that the given brand possesses similarity to degree of mixture with Caucasian marks FKP Sojuzplodoimport which is involved in process as the third party.
Us has unpleasantly surprised that in Rospatent have considered that a verbal designation port caucasus belonging FKP Sojuzplodoimport it is similar to degree of mixture to cognac mark the Caucasian traditions which we let out and we sell already more than two years, - the general director of the company " has declared daily; Vinkom - Import Igor Turbin. - we consider that port caucasus and cognac the Caucasian traditions Absolutely different products to confuse which it is impossible. We have reflected all these moments in our statement of claim .
According to experts, the historical heritage of a brand can become faster a minus, rather than plus for the new project Rosspirtproma . In Soviet period at caucasus there was very bad reputation, and consumers of 35-40 years the updated product never will buy only for this reason - the director of branch agency TSIFRRA Vadim Drobiz has explained.