The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine imposed a fine of UAH 493 thousand ($17 thousand) and ordered to stop the use without permission the intellectual property Dnipro Alcohol and Non-Alcohol Plant LLC for using packaging similar to that used by their competitors from Strongdrink LLC.

Хлібна сльоза

The producer of vodka products “Khlibna Sloza” appealed to the Antimonopoly Committee regarding the violation of the legislation on protection against unfair competition – the producer of vodka products “Petrykivska” used a similar packaging design.

Стронгдрінк

Alcohol-non-alcoholic plant Dnipro LLC used the design of the package, which together includes a bottle, cork, emblem, label, counter-label, already popular on the market of vodka, without having the appropriate grounds.

The similarity of the packaging design was confirmed by a consumer survey.