Defending the interests of a non-alcoholic-beverage producer in a dispute with the patent-holder over a prohibition on production of the beverages, their withdrawal from market circulation and the payment of compensation


On 13 July 2017, the Dorogomilovsky District Court, Moscow, rejected a claim by the patent-holder against the firm’s clients – Velta Production Company LLC and Velta-Penza LLC.

The patent-holder had been demanding that the respondents cease the production and sale of the non-alcoholic beverage being produced by one of them, withdraw the products from the respective retail chains and destroy them, and pay compensation. The respondents were able to prove that the beverage they were producing is distinct from the patented one and fails to contain each of the invention’s attributes. As a result, the court found that the patent-holder’s rights had not been violated.

The interests of the clients in the case were represented by Ost Legal Partner Ivan Suzdalev.