Azov Baikal Films Karate Boys 10 14yo
on december 17, 2013, the british daily telegraph published an article on azov films. the article cited two unnamed women who were arrested in july of 2013 and october of 2013. the two women were listed as being former models from the united kingdom.
produced by the baikal film studio and distributed in the us and canada by azov films, karate boys is a brief (1 hour 20 minutes) film about a group of kids from the ukraine. the kids, aged 10 to 14, learn karate and play soccer, volleyball, and table tennis in addition to practicing drills and sparring matches. they also bond with the stray dogs that live nearby.
karate boys was produced by the baikal film studio and distributed in the us and canada by azov films, baikal films is a producer and distributor of a wide range of nudity oriented videos, dvd’s and other materials (including nudity based e-books and pdf’s) which appeal to the teen market and are sold through several retailers, including amazon.com, play.com and bn.com. their target audience is 12 and older.
the present lawsuit was filed on 23 september 2012 in the district court of new york. azov films is on the legal notice against the plaintiff for the infringement of copyright, the unauthorized use of the brand, as well as for the violation of the trademark. the key fact in the legal dispute is that in 2006, sergey k. transferred all the rights to baikal films to azov. the image rights of baikal films have been transferred to azovfilms.com. the claim of the plaintiff is that the transfer of the rights of baikal film to azov films was ineffective, as no such transfer took place. the answer of the defendants is that they had a license to distribute the films of baikal films in the united states and canada. the court rejected this claim.
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