2nd Circ. Revives Battle Over Stoli Trademarks

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a protracted fight over the trademark rights to Stolichnaya vodka, ruling that a Russian government-owned company is in fact able to challenge the distributors’ ownership of the prized trademarks and pursue claims for unfair competition.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted Federal Treasury Enterprise Sojuzplodoimport an important victory, concluding that the lower court erred in finding the Stoli marks incontestable but correctly dismissed claims for fraud and unjust enrichment against the...
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