Advice Group Dispute Resolution Practice Lawyers have protected the rights to trade mark of the world leading furniture fittings producer

On August 03, 2017 Lviv Commercial Court of Appeal has confirmed that the usage of the trademark without the appropriate permission with the aim of advertising the activity of Internet-shop and offering even the original commodity, even though the information about the distribution of it is absent (in particular, smuggling) is illegal.

The peculiarity of this decision lies in the fact that it concerns the usage of the trademark for advertising the activity of Internet-shops as a separate protected type of activity. Moreover, the fact of distribution of this commodity outside of the territory of Ukraine is irrelevant.

This practice will allow the worldwide brands to prevent the unfair and unconscientious usage of their trademarks in Ukrainian web sources, in particular, in case of illegal import of original products to Ukraine.