Business » Companies
Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Forbes Wins Domain Name Lawsuit Against Russian Travel Agency

Forbes magazine won by court action the right for forbes.ru domain name. The magazine may now receive a record large compensation for the violation of trademark rights on the internet. The compensation can be the largest in Russia’s judicial practice, The Vedomosti newspaper wrote.

Moscow Arbitration Court ordered Landmark VIP Service Travel Agency to compensate Axel Springer Russia and Forbes Media LLC for the illicit use of the trademark in the domain name. The award will make up $300,000 (about 8 million rubles) in case the court ruling is not appealed.

The travel agency has been using the forbes.ru domain name to promote New Year tours to the Antarctic. The website of the agency says that its name is used in honor of Scottish professor James David Forbes who became known for his research of the nature of glaciers.

“We used the name Forbes without a wrong intention. The magazine filed the lawsuit against us immediately, although we could give them the domain to them without that. We have not made the decision about the appeal yet,” Yury Galustov, the director of Landmark VIP Service said.

The suit against the travel agency was filed in August. In the fall of 2009, Forbes offered the agency to solve the dispute without any financial compensation. The agency turned the proposition down, editor-in-chief of forbesrussia.ru Grigory Punanov said.

Forbes Russia did not have a website for a very long time. Forbesrussia.ru was launched only in November 2009. The renowned magazine plans to use forbes.ru address in the future.

“Eight million rubles is a lot for domain name cases. This is the largest compensation in this category of cases in the Russian judicial practice,” lawyer Viktor Naumov said.

Vedomosti

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Comments
Russia to spend trillions to upgrade its army and navy before 2027
Russia to spend trillions to upgrade its army and navy before 2027
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
How Gaddafi’s Great Man-Made River Project became part of Water Wars
Russia to spend trillions to upgrade its army and navy before 2027
Russia to spend trillions to upgrade its army and navy before 2027
Unveiled: Secret Pentagon UFO program. From science fiction to science fact
Treasure of Catherine II times found in city centre of Moscow
Riots spark in Ukraine again, but people will not die for idiots this time
Russian PM Medvedev: USA undermines relationship with Russia for decades
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
North Korea is not a threat to the US
North Korea is not a threat to the US
Saudi Arabia readies to enjoy cinemas and music for the first time in 40 years
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases