The “Тitanic” story was examined by the Department of Tackling the Unfair Competition of the Antimonopoly Committee. Two “Titans” were sorting out the relationship in whose glue was legit!
TITANS ART GROUP LLC (since 2018) is the official distributor of the Russian company Titan Group LLC, which produces ELTITANS glue and sells it on the Uzbek market. The statement of the official representative of the Russian manufacturer to the Committee was addressed against the Family Enterprise TITANS CO, which produces and sells TITANS glue on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan (since 2020).
It was clear that both economic entities were competitors in the same product market. Therefore, defending the trade name is an important matter, the result of which can misled consumers, and hence the real income of the enterprise.
Comparative analysis of labels of adhesive products of TITANS ART GROUP LLC and TITANS CO Family Enterprise testifies to their graphic similarity: used fonts, sizes, alphabet, arrangement of verbal, pictorial elements and information blocks, as well as colors of verbal and pictorial elements. The opposed verbal designations “ELTITANS” and “TITANS” are similar to the extent of their confusion in phonetic and semantic features, with the full incorporation of one word designation into another.
When studying the presented containers of adhesive products, it turned out that the shape and design of bottles and caps are made in the same shape and color.
During the consideration of the case, the representative of TITANS ART GROUP LLC supported the stated demands and asked to recognize the actions of the TITANS CO Family Enterprise as a fact of unfair competition.
In turn, the representative of the Family Enterprise “TITANS CO” fully acknowledged the similarity of the external design of bottles and labels of adhesive products “ELTITANS” and “TITANS” and asked to give the opportunity to sell the remnants of the products in the warehouse, since the company was not established long ago and just started its activity …
The Special Commission recognized FE “TITANS CO” as a violator of Article 13 of the Law “On Competition” and issued an order to eliminate violations of legislative requirements and prevent them in the future.
Press office of the Antimonopoly Committee