Company Societe Jas Hennessy et Compagnie has chosen to sue bootleggers for trademark infringement and sought 5 mln Roubles as compensation. The group of four persons from Russian town Voronezh has manufactured alcohol under famous brands. The court accepted the lawsuit and will consider it.
Before the lawsuit has been filed these four persons have been convicted for illegal use of trademark, intentionally committed by the group of persons (article 180 of the Russian criminal code). The defendants have caused 35 mln Roubles damages to Hennessy. The Hennessy decided to choose compensation instead of proving the sum of damages.