Latvia has banned the sale of Russian candy “Bruin Bear”
RIGA, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. The court in Latvia has banned the sale in the country of chocolate “Bear Bruin” produced by the Russian factory “Red October”, reports the Internet-the edition Mixnews.lv on Friday.
“After prolonged litigation the sale of Latvian candy “Bruin Bear” produced by the Russian factory “Red October” was prohibited”, — stated in the message.
The court’s decision to ban the sale of Russian chocolates was delivered on 17 August. It is final and not appealable.
The trial against the Russian factories began five years ago at the initiative of the Laima factory, which produces candy Lācītis Ķepainītis (“Bruin Bear”). Later the plaintiff was the company with the Norwegian capital Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvija, bought the Latvian producer. The Respondent was the manufacturer of the Russian “Red October” and the Latvian firm Russian Sweet, a distributor of “red October” in the Republic.
On the wrappers of chocolates, both manufacturers have a painting by Russian artists Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Savitsky “Morning in a pine forest”. In Laima was unhappy with the fact that their candy is easy to confuse with Latvian.
“Red October” with the claims of the Latvian colleagues disagreed, and filed a counterclaim and accused Laima in unfair competition. These claims the court rejected.