Apple demanded that “Yandex” remove online shopping with the word «apple» in the domain name




Apple requested to remove from the aggregator “of Yandex.Market” attached sites that use the word «apple» in its domain name, according to ” Kommersant “. So the company from Cupertino struggles with online stores that sell “apple” technique, without getting authorization.


Lead Counsel “Yandex” Sergei Kuchushev Apple reported complaint at a meeting of a working group under the Expert Council of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for the Protection of Competition in the field of e-commerce. According to him, “Yandex” has refused to comply with Apple.

“Trademark” apple “in respect of sales of goods through intermediaries for the sale of goods and stores priority belongs Ltd.” Yunitop “- said Kuchushev. According to Rospatent, LLC “Yunitop” filed an application for registration of a trademark Apple back in December 1995. In this online shop “Yunitop” trades only perfume, including toilet water called Apple, which is drawn on the packaging device similar to iPhone. In “Yandex” believe that such disputes should be resolved in court.

In runet about 60 active online stores that use the word «apple» in its domain name, the CEO of the company «Infoline-analyst” Michael Burmistrov. According to him, the action against Apple stores caused by the desire of the manufacturer to increase the flow of customers in a Russian online store Apple Store, which is also presented in the extradition “of Yandex.Market.”

“The names of some stores are similar to the point of confusion and mislead consumers,” – said Burmistrov.

K “of Yandex.Market” connected 15.6 thousand. Shops offering 68.8 million of goods. Attendance service – about 20 million unique visitors per month. Since the beginning of the year “of Yandex.Market” received 18 complaints about the shops from different manufacturers. Representatives of Internet aggregators, as well as «Товары» reported that Apple and other manufacturers with similar please do not apply.

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