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FYI: Russisches Patent auf Behaelter
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- Subject: FYI: Russisches Patent auf Behaelter
- From: Patrick Goltzsch <Patrick.Goltzsch@Hanse.de>
- Date: 07 Jul 2000 11:56:47 +0200
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Ich habe nicht geprüft, ob es sich hier um eine Ente
> A company has managed to take out patents on all glass,
> plastic and metal containers and is demanding that breweries
> throughout the country pay it 0.5 percent royalties on every
> bottle or can they sell.
> Intellect, a company specializing in legal advice
> on industrial property rights, secured the
> patents from state patent agency Rospatent and
> has sent letters to breweries offering a license
> so brewers can continue to use bottles and cans.
> Interfax reported Vladimir Shishin, head of the Brewers
> Association, as saying Friday that Intellect?s demands could
> cost beer makers 200 million rubles ($7 million) a year.
> If Intellect was to succeed with other bottlers, it would
> receive huge income from the sales of the 1.8 billion to 2
> billion bottles that, according to the Glass Research
> Institute, are produced in Russia each year. The country has
> about 250 breweries and 500 non-alcoholic beverage plants,
> the Brewers Association says.
> The Encyclopedia Britannica says the Egyptians were
> producing glass bottles before 1500 B.C. But that didn?t
> stop Rospatent from issuing the patent Oct. 20. It is now in
> the middle of an internal investigation into whether it
> should have done so.
Ist sie wahr, diese Lüge?