Integrites Kazakhstan’s lawyers have protected the interests of National Vodka Company, a Ukrainian entity, in a dispute regarding Khlebnyi Dar trademark.
The lawyers in the Almaty office of Integrites International Law Firm have successfully protected the interests National Vodka Company, a Ukrainian company, in Khlebnyi Dar TM dispute. National Vodka Company, a limited liability company, is a part of group of Alcohol Traditions Companies which is the leading alcohol producer and seller in Ukraine, exporting its products to 27 countries worldwide.
Khlebnyi Dar TM was registered in over 30 countries in the world, excluding Kazakhstan. The registration of the TM in question by National Vodka Company in Kazakhstan was impossible due to an earlier registration thereof in Kazakhstan by its competitor. In doing so, the competitor registered the TM without intent to produce and distribute any alcohol products.
Based upon the strategy developed and successfully applied by Integrites’ legal team when defending National Vodka Company, the competitor’s registration was recognized as an unfair act and, accordingly, annulled. As a result, the rights to Khlebnyi Dar TM were transferred to National Vodka Company, i.e. the actual alcohol producer. Now National Vodka Company is the legal owner of Khlebnyi Dar TM.
The above project was led by Duman Akhmetov, the Partner.