17 December 2021, 9:37

Arzinger successfully represented Viacom in an unfair competition case


Arzinger team has successfully represented the interests of the international media conglomerate Viacom, one of the world's leaders in the production and distribution of media products, in the unfair competition case.

On 8 December 2021, the Northern Commercial Court of Appeal upheld a previously adopted decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in favor of Viacom. According to the decision of the court, "Dytiache telebachennya" Ltd. illegally uses the logos of the Niki Kids and Niki Junior channels, which are similar to the Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nick logos, which Viacom has previously started using. The infringer is ordered to stop the illegal use of logos and pay a fine.

The dispute has long been considered with the involvement of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the judiciary and law enforcement agencies, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, and the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine. It is a unique case for the Ukrainian media market.

The project was handled by Arzinger's Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practices comprised of partner Taras Kyslyy and associates Svitlana Lapitska and Ihor Shyshko.


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