Sayenko Kharenko defended CONSORZIO DI TUTELA DELLA DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA PROSECCO
Just before the end of 2023, CONSORZIO DI TUTELA DELLA DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA PROSECCO obtained a favorable decision from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine concerning misuse of the PROSECCO protected designation of origin (PDO) and trademark by Ukrainian producer of alcoholic beverages.
The dispute arose in the middle of 2020 concerning the unauthorized use of the PROSECCO PDO and trademark by TAIROVO WINERY, a Ukrainian LLC.
Based on the evidence provided by Consorzio and collected during the unfair competition proceedings, the Competition Authority concluded on the unfair competition practice by TAYROVO WINERY LLC under Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine On Protection against Unfair Competition.
As a result, the AMCU imposed a fine of UAH 946,909 on the defendant.
SK project team included, among others, counsel Oleg Klymchuk, senior associate Volodymyr Hrunskyi, associate Anastasia Bondarenko, and junior associate Anastasiia Havryliuk.
Sayenko Kharenko’s team closely cooperated with the Italian legal team at Bird & Bird, composed of the partners Giovanni Galimberti and Rita Tardiolo, associate Francesca Signorini, and senior trademark attorney Alessandro Sciarra.