The Ukraine brings criminal action against Russia over commercial intellectual rights

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Ukraine prosecutes Russia for falsifying An-124 maintenance

One Communist country brings Criminal Action against Another

Issue: use of data, drawings owned by Antonov

Rosaviatsiya claims that Ukraine increased prices

Given ARSA’s strong views on the rights to use aircraft data and drawings, someone from Alexandria, VA might file to intervene at the Single Register of Pre-trial Investigations on the commission of a criminal offense. Why?

Because the Ukrainian prosecutor filed a criminal action against Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia (Rosaviatsiya),Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies and its subsidiary German MRO company AMTES.

So why is the Communist Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine  (Ukrainian: Кабінет Міністрів України)(the official name of that country) suing Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia (Rosaviatsiya), part of the Communist government of Russia? What’s the BIG DEAL requiring criminal action against another sovereign and its former confederation- the USSR?

A Russian Volga-Dnepr AN-124 long-range heavy transport aircraft is parked April 20 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif. The contracted AN-124 transported 129th Rescue Wing deployment cargo to Afghanistan because the high operations tempos of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have kept C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Galaxy aircraft fully engaged. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Hartman)

The crime: commission of a criminal offense under Part 2, Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, on abuse of official position and forgery of documents for the prolongation of the airworthiness of An-124-100 aircraft Ruslan”

The allegations: only Antonov has the necessary experience in maintaining the airworthiness of an aircraft of this class in conditions of continuous intensive operation. That is only the Ukrainian company has the data ad manuals!

The defense: Rosaviatsiya justified their decision by claiming Antonov increased its maintenance prices to an unreasonable amount following the Crimea crisis, while deliberately delaying repairs.

ICAO: what’s a battle between (or among sovereigns) without running to Montreal?  “On May 4, 2018, the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine sent a formal complaint to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding permits issued for An-24, An-26, An-74 and An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft. The rules of the UN agency state that licensing for aircraft maintenance should be done with the approval of the manufacturer, which was not the case for AMTES.”


Who would have anticipated that GLASNOST would result in two Communist Countries litigated about intellectual property rights?


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