X5 Retail Group in the court requires to stop protecting the brand “all year Round”

X5 Retail Group in the court requires to stop protecting the brand “all year Round”


Lawsuits filed jointly LLC “Hypermarkets X 5” and CJSC “Trading house “Perekrestok” to the right holders of trademarks with the verbal element “throughout the year” – JSC “Vilas”, Krasnoyarsk LLC “Artactive” and Business Consolidation, the Group Limited.

MOSCOW, 20 Oct. The structure of X5 Retail Group, which manages a network of shops “Crossroads”, “Pyaterochka” and “Carousel”, filed in the Court for intellectual property rights (SIP) claims with the requirement to terminate the legal protection in Russia the trademark “all year Round”, follows from published on Tuesday court ruling.

Three cases were jointly submitted by LTD. “Hypermarkets X 5” and CJSC “Trading house “Crossroads”, the defendants stated them in St. Petersburg ZAO “Vilas”, Krasnoyarsk LLC “Artactive” and registered in the British virgin Islands Business company Consolidation Group Limited.

All the defendants are the holders of trademarks with the verbal element “all year Round”. Brands are registered, in particular, for products such as confectionery, ice cream, bread, fish products, fruit juices, beer, wine, vodka.

Lawsuits against St. Petersburg and foreign companies taken into production and is scheduled for consideration on 16 November and 14 March respectively, and the claim to Krasnoyarsk firm until it is left without movement.

X5 Retail Group was founded in may 2006, to September 30, 2015 under the company’s management was 6512 shops. The main shareholders are the “Alfa group” — 47,86% of the shares, and the founders “pjaterochki” — 14,43% of the shares; X5 — 0.05%; 0.01% to Treasury shares; the free float is thus 37.64%.