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A copy of the real Russian Forbes magazine is seen in Moscow in this file photo. Forbes is suing the Russian publisher of a phony version. (VLADIMIR SUVOROV/AFP/Getty Images)
A copy of the real Russian Forbes magazine is seen in Moscow in this file photo. Forbes is suing the Russian publisher of a phony version. (VLADIMIR SUVOROV/AFP/Getty Images)

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Forbes sues over fake Russian copy of magazine Add to ...

Forbes magazine has opened a lawsuit against a firm in Russia’s Dagestan region that published an unlicensed “ special edition” of the magazine on how to do business there.

The cover of the “special edition” showed a businessman on the seashore, wearing a traditional shaggy woollen hat from the Caucasus, with the headline “How to boost your capital in Dagestan.”

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The edition, published last year, called itself “Forbes,” with the name printed in the same typeface as the U.S. business magazine’s.

“Forbes Media LLC, the owner of the Forbes trademark … appealed to the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Dagestan with a lawsuit for protection of its rights violated by the illegal use of its trademark,” read a statement on forbes.ru on Thursday.

Forbes filed the complaint on Aug. 2 and said the court would hear the case on Sept. 16.

Dagestan firm Neftyanik, against whom the lawsuit was launched, could not be reached for comment.

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