The Association of Internet Trade Companies (AKIT) has applied to the Ministry of Industry and Trade with a request to clarify whether a business can import foreign goods into the country through parallel imports, which are created by the efforts of two brands, one of which is allowed for free import, and the other is not. This is stated in a letter from the President of AKIT Artem Sokolov to the department. Izvestia got acquainted with it.
For example, the manufacturer of Lego constructors uses the intellectual property of Disney and creates a toy from the world of Marwell. The manufacturer has an approval from a partner, he has received a license from Disney and has the right to use his trademark. , which the brands made in collaboration. The importer is not obliged to additionally coordinate the import of goods, on the packaging of which there is a second brand.
But problems may arise at the border with Russia, when the FCS checks documents upon entering the country. The first brand, Lego, is allowed for parallel import. But Disney brands are not allowed to be imported, which means that they will be listed as legally protected in the FCS database. But Russian companies will not be able to get Disney approval: the company left the Russian Federation. Plus, problems may arise on the part of Rospatent – after all, the service indicates them as registered trademarks. This creates serious risks for importers.
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