New York Court Favors Films by Jove Over Russian Film Dupes
"Films by Jove refused to fall victim to attempts by Russia's government and judiciary to reach across the Atlantic in an effort to influence the US Federal Courts," said Joan Borsten, president of Films by Jove, "and stood up to protect its private property investment. Judge Trager's decision sends a clear message to the Russian government that it cannot interfere with the independence of our judiciary. It is also a wake-up call to the global business community that it needs to be cautious and wary of how Russia treats outside investors until it addresses the rampant corruption inside its own borders."
Borsten is co-chair of the Washington DC based US Russia Business Council's legal subcommittee on Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Dispute Resolution; and has testified about Russian intellectual property violations before the House Judiciary Committee.
"This is a great result that validates Films by Jove's position that it holds the license to the Soyuzmultfilm Studio's animated film library," said Matthew Murray, one of the attorneys representing Films by Jove. "My client is pleased that the Court has exposed the Russian government's sophisticated plan to expropriate this property and taken it to task for trying to manipulate the U.S. legal system."
Copies of the Court's rulings can be found at www.russiananimation.com/legal