Russia’s Synergy loses Vogue trademark battle
Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue fashion magazine, has won a lawsuit against Russian spirits producer Synergy over its Vogue trademark.
According to RAPSI, the Russian legal information agency, Russia’s Intellectual Property Court withdrew the legal protection of the Vogue trademark owned by Synergy, one of the leading spirits producers in the country.
Synergy, producer of Belenkaya vodka, one of the world’s best selling vodka brands, registered two Vogue trademarks until October 2014 and October 2019, which have now been terminated while bottles bearing this trademark must be pulled.
US media company Advance Magazine Publishers and Conde Nast, which publishes GQ, Vogue and Glamour magazines in Russia, has also requested that two Glamour trademarks owned by Synergy are terminated.
RAPSI reports that in June this year, Synergy was forced to terminated its GQ trademark following a legal objection by the two companies.
Synergy also produces Beluga, Gosudarev Zakaz and Myagkov (The Whitish) vodka brands.