Doubinsky & Osharova has been acting for Diageo Brands B.V. in the case regarding the cancellation and the trademark infringement action of trademarks that violate client’s IP rights of well-known Johnnie Walker trademark.
On May 15, 2017 Kyiv’s commercial court of appeal denied the defendant’s appeal in it’s integrity and remained in force the decision of Kyiv’s commercial court of March 27, 2017 on granting all the prayers for relief of Diageo Brands B.V. in the combined cancellation and the trademark infringement action. Specifically, the court of first instance has recognized the well-known status not only of the verbal but the figurative seven trademarks, such as «Johnnie Walker», «Johnnie Walker Blue Label», «Johnnie Walker Red Label», «Johnnie Walker Black Label», has completely invalidated three certificates of Ukraine on trademarks that violate the client’s IP rights and has obliged the defendant to cease violations of the IP rights.
Thus, representing the interests of the client, Agency’s lawyers managed to succeed in all instances.
Doubinsky & Osharova’s team was led by partner Anton Koval.