The Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise has won a case against the Aviakor aircraft plant over remuneration (royalties) for the use of a trademark during manufacture and sale of aircraft at the Arbitration of the Samara Region of Russia, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Delovaya Stolitsa publication.

"The court decided on 4 July 2016 to uphold the Antonov state enterprise’s claims of more than USD 2.9 million and the money is subject to payment to our client," Roman Marchenko, a senior partner at the Ilyashev & Partners law firm, said while commenting on the case.

According to Volodymyr Zakharov, the head of the Moscow office of the Ilyashev & Partners law firm, it was very difficult to persuade the judges that the law firm’s client was right because Russian courts lack extensive experience of handling such disputes.

"The court session was held behind closed doors because the subject of the dispute was directly related to the commercial secrets of the parties involved in the case," Zakharov said.

As the CFTS portal reported, Antonov planned to recover about USD 5.4 million from Aviakor for using its trademark and the design of the An-140 aircraft.