Director General: Some European countries stealing Azerbaijani brands

Baku. 9 March. REPORT.AZ/ Patent and Trademark Center at the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents constantly observes the registration of geographical names of Azerbaijan as a trademark in foreign countries. Report informs, Director General of Patent and Trademark Center,  Gunel Sevdimaliyeva said commenting on stealing of Azerbaijani brands by foreign countries. According to her, the Center has revealed such cases in Mexico, as well in some European countries: “We have appealed to the patent offices of those countries. Unfortunately, there are many such cases. In accordance with legislation of all states, including Azerbaijan, the registration disputes are only examined in court. That is, if the registration is made, the patent office cannot take a legal action. It simply can prevent such cases from happening again. Last week we had received a reply from the Patent and Trademark Offices of Spain and Croatia that these cases will not be repeated. Even in Russia, they are obliged not to repeat such cases. We do our best to prevent such cases."