The Katten Kattwalk | Issue 24
Jul 27, 2022
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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War and Peace at Rospatent: Protecting Trademarks in Russia -
Yes, we shall live, Uncle Vanya. Could Anton Chekhov ever have imagined that his literary work would be used to sell hamburgers? In March, a controversial application for an “Uncle Vanya” mark in connection with “snack bars, cafes, cafeterias, restaurants, bar services, canteens, cooking and home delivery services,” incorporated the red-and-yellow golden arches logo of McDonald’s. It was just one in a series of recent applications in Russia that have caused serious pearl-clutching among intellectual property lawyers. Please see full Newsletter below for More information.