Presidium of Supreme Court Remits Belsat-TV Case for Review


On June 24 the Supreme Court Presidium remitted the lawsuit of Andrey Belyakou against Belsat TV for review due to insufficient investigation of the matter in the previous hearings.

Today, the Supreme Court’s Presidium upheld the appeal of the Supreme Court’s deputy chair Aliaksandr Fedartsou to review the case of Belsat over the use of the trade mark.

The official representative of Belsat TV in Belarus Mikhail Yanchuk said that both parties were able to explain their standing at the hearing. “I tried once again to explain to the judges that the name as well as the logo of out TV channel were registered in Poland in 2006 in compliance with all European legal norms, and cannot anyhow violate Andrei Belyakou’s rights. According to Mr Belyakou, his company BELSAT Plus, dealing in sales of satellite and cable equipment, allegedly suffers losses because his company sounds similar to our TV channel.”

We remind that the lawsuit was filed in May 2013, and hearings started in November 2013. On January 27, 2014 the judges’ panel of the Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit as Andrei Belyakou did not provide proofs that his exclusive rights for the trade mark were violated.

Now, the case will be revised and heard anew. The date is to be scheduled soon. Remarkably, the appeal was filed by Aliaksandr Fedartsou five months after the case was closed, but only three days after the Belarusian-Polish political consultations.

Source : BAJ

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