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“ 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.