Single regulation of Soviet brands is needed
Single regulation of old Soviet brands is needed in the post-Soviet space, Chairman of the Supreme Arbitration Court of Russia Anton Ivanov told reporters. He is in Minsk for the roundtable “Contemporary trends in the development of economic justice in Belarus and Russia”.
“Ongoing is the fight for the old Soviet brands. For example, there is an ongoing dispute at the international level over the brand of vodka “Stolichnaya”. There are disputes over chocolate “Alenka”. Apparently, we need to introduce special regulation,” Anton Ivanov said.
According to him, the countries which once lived in the USSR should not restrict each other from supplying goods under Soviet brands. “Belarus ships goods under the old Soviet brands to Russia, and Russia to Belarus. Imagine if the entire consignment were arrested,” Anton Ivanov said.
Anton Ivanov believes it is a bad idea to ban the sales of some goods, violating businessmen’s rights. “We need a system of special regulations on products with the brands of the kind,” he said.
Anton Ivanov expects this issue to become even more urgent in the Single Economic Space. All in all, according to him, “the solution of the issue is a matter of the talks between the heads of state.”