MOSCOW, February 19 – RIA Novosti. The Moscow Arbitration Court on the claim of the Yekaterinburg-based Creative Association Uralskiye Pelmeni, recovered 375,000 rubles from Idea Fix Media (IFM), controlled by ex-show director Sergei Netievsky, follows from the court's ruling published on Friday.
The lawsuit was announced for the recovery of compensation in the amount of 15 million rubles for the violation of the plaintiff's rights to the Uralskiye Pelmeni trademark. As indicated by the plaintiff, on September 10, 2019, he found on the Internet 15 programs of the Uralskie dumplings show group posted by the defendant, containing the plaintiff's trademark, while he did not give permission to use the brand.
The first instance court satisfied the claim in part, collecting 25 thousand rubles for each violation.
On February 15, the Moscow Arbitration Court completed the consideration of the largest claim of the Uralskie Pelmeni Company against IFM. In it, the plaintiff demanded 200 million rubles for broadcasting 40 episodes of the show on the STS channel without the permission of the brand owner. The court recovered 400 thousand rubles from the defendant.
According to Rospatent, the trademark over which there are disputes was registered in 2015 in the name of another company of Netievsky – First Hand Media. In 2017, she transferred the exclusive rights to the brand to Uralskiye dumplings, according to Netievsky, for 1 ruble. The mark is registered for such goods and services as advertising, entertainment, clothing, computers, CDs, video editing, entertainment television programs, etc.
According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, OOO Creative Association Uralskie Pelmeni with an authorized capital of 10 thousand rubles was established in 2011. Its founders – 10 participants in the show: Dmitry Brekotkin, Sergey Ershov, Sergey Isaev, Sergey Kalugin, Vyacheslav Myasnikov, Alexander Popov, Dmitry Sokolov, Andrey Rozhkov and Maxim Yaritsa, as well as Netievsky, each of them owning 10% of the enterprise.
The IFM company is 50% owned by First Hand Media, and Netievsky himself is its financial director. After the release of Netievsky in 2015 from the post of director of the Creative Association Uralskiye Pelmeni LLC, he and his companies are conducting numerous litigations with the rest of the “dumplings”, mainly concerning the rights to trademarks and footage.