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BBC returned Top Gear in Russia.

BBC returned Top Gear in Russia.

The world-famous British media corporation BBC has achieved cancellation of the trademark TopGear in Russia in respect of cars and other vehicles.

Earlier BBC filed two lawsuits in court for intellectual property rights of the Russian Federation, as defendants, which involve Moscow businessman Oleg Sokhatskyand "Avangard" company. They were the legal owners of registered brands, according to the mark registration certificate.

Intellectual Property Rights Court fully satisfied the first lawsuit, a decision on the second claim also was made in favor of BBC, but not fully.

The reason for the cancellation was non-use of a registered brand for three years.