The board of the Chamber of Patent Disputes of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) has divested the right to use the indication of origin of goods by Essentuki (“Ессентуки”) brand owners Essentuki Pivzavod LLC, Elita Mineral Group LLC, Aqua Premium LLC, Istochniki Cavcaza LLC, Visma JSC, Trade House Kavminprod LLC
Producers of mineral water “Essentuki №4” and “Essentuki №17” lost the right to use the registered names, as they lost access to the mineral water of the Essentuki deposit. Despite this, the plants continued to produce mineral water under the Essentuki brand, using water from other deposits.
The initiators of the application to Rospatent were Kavminkurortresursy JSC and Holod-rozliv LLC.
In January, the Collegium of Rospatent may divest several more manufacturers to use the name “Essentuki”.