Date: 6 months ago   Category: Companies

The owner Zhduna has dragged in court of VKontakte and Ozon


The CD Land company owning the rights for the Zhdun brand has filed a lawsuit against VKontakte, MegaFon, Ozon and hockey club "Spartak". The basis — illegal, according to the owner, use of an image of Zhdun. On Monday, October 9, reports the Agency of city news Moscow with reference to the president of CD Land Yury Tseitlin about it. Total amount of claim requirements exceeds 29 million rubles, the head of the company has specified. According to him, MegaFon used Zhdun's image in the advertizing campaign without the permission. Spartak and Ozon sold toys, and by VKontakte has made stickers. Besides, similar claims are available to Shopping Center Nora and retail chain stores Key. "Under the law we can demand compensation of the missed benefit, and we have several contracts which are similar to these sums" — Tseitlin has said. In the middle of August the Arbitration court of St. Petersburg has taken cognizance of the claim of CD Land to the Igramir company. A lawsuit subject — the Alien soft toy. The claimant who is the owner of the Zhdun trademark demands to exact five million rubles from the defendant, considering that the toy is similar to Zhdun. At the beginning of July Tseitlin has reported that CD Land has acquired the rights to use the Zhdun brand in Russia and the CIS. "We to various large companies will license Zhdun's image for production of consumer goods and advertizing. Several companies under this brand will do ware, toys, office" — Tseitlin has specified. Zhdun name a sculpture of the Dutch artist Margrit van Brifort under the name Homunculus Loxodontus (a hybrid of an insect and elephant) established on a shop at the Netherlands Leiden University. Work Brifort is devoted to all patients expecting appointment. In January, 2017 Zhdun became a popular meme in RuNet.

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