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 Thursday, October 12 2017 18:21
Ani Mshetsyan

The organizers of the contest "Miss Armenia 2017" instituted criminal  proceedings

The organizers of the contest "Miss Armenia 2017" instituted criminal  proceedings

ArmInfo.A criminal case was filed against the organizers of the contest "Miss Armenia 2017" on Article 197 of the Criminal Code (illegal use of the trademark).

As reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee of  Armenia, a representative of the NGO "National Agency Miss  Armenia-Miss Armenia" received a signal that GoMar Harutyunyan, the  Armenian Cultural Foundation "Miss Armenia" co-chaired by "Miss  Armenia-1998" the trade mark "Miss Armenia - Miss Armenia" in  September this year.

According to the organization, all legal rights to use this trademark  belong to it. According to the representatives of the "National  Agency Miss Armenia-Miss Armenia", the use of this trademark by  another organization caused themserious material damage.

According to the report, the All Armenian Cultural Foundation "Miss  Armenia" from the sale of tickets for the contest "Miss Armenia  2017", as well as from mobile voting during it received a big profit.   After a five-year pause "Miss Armenia-1998" Gohar Harutyunyan decided  to resume the "Miss Armenia" contest held in September this year.  However, the NGO "National Agency Miss Armenia-Miss Armenia"  initially stated that the tender is not legal, since the right to use  the trademark "Miss Armenia" belongs to it.

By the way, this is not the only scandal connected with the contest  "Miss Armenia 2017". Immediately after the competition, the company  that gave the crown to the winner Lily Sargsyan took her away from  her, motivating it that the organizers of the contest did not fulfill  their promise and badly advertised the company.  Article 197 of the  RA Criminal Code. (illegal use of a trademark) provides for a fine of  300-500 times the minimum wage, or corrective labor for up to 2 years  or arrest up to 2 months.

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