The Arbitration Court of the Nizhny Novgorod region ordered the commercial company Ruform LLC to change its name due to a complaint from the founder of the Rutube video hosting service.

Rutube founder won company name lawsuit against Nizhny Novgorod LLC of the same name

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“To oblige the limited liability company “Ruform”, Nizhny Novgorod, within one month from the date of entry into force of the decision, to stop using a company name that could be confused with the company name “Ruform” limited liability company, Moscow, modifying the constituent documents or changing its corporate name,” reads the operative part of the court’s decision.

The decision can be appealed. At the time of publication of the material, it was not possible to obtain comments from the owner of Nizhny Novgorod “Ruform” on future plans for this case.

  • Moscow LLC Ruform, the founder of Rutube, filed a lawsuit against the Nizhny Novgorod company of the same name LLC Ruform in March this year. Rutube then told RB.RU that “this is a standard lawsuit to protect the exclusive rights of a brand.”
  • The main activity of Ruform LLC from Nizhny Novgorod is, according to the Kontur.Focus system, “non-specialized wholesale trade.” The company was founded in June 2023 and its director and sole owner is Ekaterina Kochetova. There is no information about the financial situation on the company card.
  • Ruform LLC, the founder of Russian video hosting Rutube, was founded in October 2012. It is a 100% subsidiary of GPM Projects LLC.


Anastasia Marina

Source: RB

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