The Moscow Arbitration Court ordered the web-site administrator samsung-repair.ru Yelizaryev Alexey to pay compensation of 5 000 USD to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd for illegal use of “samsung” trademark.
Yelizaryev has used the registered famous global brand without any authorization of the rightholder and presented himself as official representative in Moscow, thereby misled the consumers.
In accordance with the data specified in the certificate of “Samsung” trademark registration, the rightholder is Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Representatives of foreign company have confirmed that service center, using the samsung-repair.ru domain, is not an official representative of the company.
The defendant agrees with violations set forth in the lawsuit, he plans to challenge only the amount of compensation.