US: Russia drops Stoli claims

By just-drinks.com editorial team | 21 July 2006

The Russian government has withdrawn its final two claims on the rights to Stolichnaya vodka in the US, according to the brand's owner SPI Group. Russian state-owned conglomerate FKP Soyuzplodoimport and SPI have been engaged in a long-running legal battle over the rights to the premium vodka brand, which is distributed by Pernod Ricard in many markets worldwide.

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The Russian government has withdrawn its final two claims on the rights to Stolichnaya vodka in the US, according to the brand's owner SPI Group. Russian state-owned conglomerate FKP Soyuzplodoimport and SPI have been engaged in a long-running legal battle over the rights to the premium vodka brand, which is distributed by Pernod Ricard in many markets worldwide.

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