The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky urged Danone to a peaceful solution of the legal conflict with the “Soyuzmultfilm”. This was stated press Secretary of the head of the Ministry of culture Elizaveta Anisimova, reports “Interfax”.
“The Minister said that Danone would be the problem if a legal conflict with the “Soyuzmultfilm” will not be solved in the pretrial order. Unfortunately, journalists have quoted only the most striking phrase of the Minister, remaining silent about his call for a peaceful resolution of the situation”, — said Anisimov.
Earlier on Friday, “Interfax” reported that Medina during the discussion on one of the sites of the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF) has promised Danone problems due to the use of the French company of the images of Soviet cartoons.
“In due time “Soyuzmultfilm” transferred all its rights to the characters to different companies and receive royalties, not directly from users. For example, Danone. Hi I convey to her you will have problems. I promise. In the near future” — quoted Medina Agency.
In most Danone said that the rights to the Prostokvashino brand was officially purchased and decorated from the author of a book about the village of Prostokvashino Dyadya Fedor, the dog and the cat” by Eduard Uspensky.