FAS: MTS can avoid the penalty for the use of the style “Megaphone”

FAS: MTS can avoid the penalty for the use of the style “Megaphone”


In the salons “Phone.ru”, owned by MTS, has previously begun selling the sim cards of the operator in cartons, stylized under the contracts of competitors (MegaFon, Tele2, Beeline), painted in their brand colors.

MOSCOW, 14 Jan. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia can issue a warning of MTS for the use of the corporate style and color of “Megaphone” in the sale contracts, however, default will be prosecuted and fined, said the head of the Department of unfair competition of the FAS Yana Sklyarova.

Earlier it was reported that MTS owns salons “Phone.ru” has started selling its sim cards in boxes, stylized under the contracts of competitors (MegaFon, Tele2, Beeline), painted in their brand colors. In “the Megaphone” have declared that intend to complain to the FAS for the competitor’s actions.

On Thursday “the Megaphone” has informed that has sent in a complaint with the FAS about it. In the service of the fact of receipt of the complaint confirmed.

“If in the actions of MTS will be provided the signs of violation of the law on protection of competition (135-FZ) in accordance with the new version of this law, which entered into force on 5 January, the Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia will give MTS a warning. If a warning is executed, the penalty will not be assigned. But if a warning is not executed, we will initiate proceedings. When “guilty” decision on the MTS will be fined”, — said Sklyarov. The size of the fine, she said.