Petersburgsky Traktorny Zavod belongs to the Kirovsky Zavod PJSC group, the oldest and the largest Russian producer of tractors. PTZ JSC tractors and other road equipment have been produced under Kirovets brand since the 1960s, and with their remarkable appearance and special model IDs, they have become widely known amongst customers over the course of their 50 year manufacturing history.
In the antimonopoly proceedings at the Leningrad Regional Directorate of the FAS Russia (Federal Antimonopoly Services), attorneys of the Firm proved that Spetsstroymash LLC, the client’s competitor, was imitating the appearance of Kirovets vehicles, including special model IDs. This practice could have lead to consumers confusing models produced by competing companies on the tractors market, and was a clear breach of the client’s exclusive patented rights.
Under the proceedings, the client was represented by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, this legal team included Senior Associates Ksenia Firsova and Daria Sergeeva and Associate Maria Kuznetsova under the supervision of Counsel Denis Gavrilov.