High Court Cuts Off Challenge To Stoli Vodka Trademark

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 5:16 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a case lodged over the trademark for Stolichnaya vodka, leaving in place a lower court's decision that a Russian state-owned company lacked standing to challenge use of the mark in the U.S.

The justices denied certiorari to Federal Treasury Enterprise Sojuzplodoimport, a government company that under Russian law has some authority over the popular vodka’s trademark, on its appeal of a Second Circuit ruling in August that said the entity couldn't represent the Russian Federation in a U.S....
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