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Pokemon stands up for himself // The Trademark Lawyer

9 June 2022

An article “Pokemon stands up for himself” by Vladimir Biriulin, Partner, Russian Patent Attorney (Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow) is published in The Trademark Lawyer by CTC Legal Media issue.

The article studies the infringement case of an image and a designation POKEMON owned by Nintendo Co. Ltd., that was printed on some goods, imported from China. The infringer argued that there was no infringement because the trademark owner was resident of an unfriendly country, but the court ignored this statement, the infringer was fined and the goods were confiscated.