Comprehensive protection of the trademark

June 2, 2017 2017 16:17

LLC Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is systematically providing legal protection of its means of identification. As a result, illegal use of the trademarks belonging to LLC Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is brought to light and terminated.

The Company has gained a reputation of a reliable supplier of high-quality fuels to gas stations of the Republic

The Company has gained a reputation of a reliable supplier of high-quality fuels to gas stations of the Republic

In particular, in 2015–2016 the Company discovered some trademark rights violations at gasoline stations and on the web.

It was established during claim-related work that the infringing parties were leasing the gas stations displaying the plaintiff’s trademarks without verifying the validity of their use. The facts of violation were established by final and binding judicial decisions and the resolutions of such governmental agencies as FAS (Federal Antimonopoly Service) and MIA (Ministry of Internal Affairs). Besides, the rights holder took a number of pre-trial steps to obtain more evidence.

Upon legal proceedings, the Company secured discontinuation of illicit use of its trademark and collected 50 to 450 thousand Rub in damages from each of the infringing parties.

The administrator of a web portal was held accountable for illicit use of the Company’s means of identification. The website owner was made to remove the trademark from his pages and pay 1 million Rub in damages. Furthermore, the antimonopoly service imposed administrative sanctions on the site administrator.

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Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is one of the largest oil refining and petrochemical complexes in Russia with a complete cycle of crude hydrocarbons processing. The range of products includes gasolines, diesel fuel, kerosene, other oil products, liquefied gases, butyl alcohols, plasticizers, polyethylene, polystyrene, ammonia, urea and other products. Being the major exporter in Russia, the Company constantly revamps the existing production facilities and constructs new plants, implements up-to-date automated process control systems and improves the governance structure for optimization of the Company operations.

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