Iconic Russian state-owned vodka brands auctioned in December

THE HAGUE, OCTOBER 5, 2022 – The Benelux trademarks of eighteen Russian state-owned vodka brands, including Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya, will be the subject of a live auction on Tuesday December 6th in The Netherlands. The trademarks were seized by the former Yukos majority shareholders to enforce their more than $58 billion damage claim against the Russian Federation for the illegal, politically motivated expropriation of the Russian oil giant in 2003. Read our press release here.

The auction will be held by Equilibristen Baillifs on Tuesday, December 6th starting at 14.00 hrs in Nieuwspoort, Bezuidenhoutseweg 67 in The Hague. The trademarks and related copyrights will be auctioned in one lot. Admission is subject to the discretion of the bailiff and will only be granted to parties that have registered in accordance with the auction conditions and paid the required deposit by December 1st, 2022. Prior accreditation is required for journalists. For more information and accreditaion, please visit www.equilibristen.nl/auctions.