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Forbes sues Russian “edition” of magazine

August 12, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Forbes magazine filed a lawsuit against a firm in Russia that published an unlicensed “special edition” of the magazine on how to do business there.

Thomas Grove of Reuters reports, “The cover of the ‘special edition’ showed a businessman on the seashore, wearing a traditional shaggy woolen hat from the Caucasus, with the headline ‘How to boost your capital in Dagestan.’

“The edition, published last year, called itself ‘Forbes,’ with the name printed in the same typeface as the U.S. business magazine’s.

“‘Forbes Media LLC, the owner of the Forbes trademark… appealed to the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Dagestan with a lawsuit for protection of its rights violated by the illegal use of its trademark,’ read a statement on www.forbes.ru on Thursday.

“Forbes filed the complaint on August 2 and said the court would hear the case on September 16.”

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