The Russian broadcaster CTC Media is taking legal action against violators of the rights to its Three Cats cartoon, which it has recently sold to foreign licencees.
According to Kommersant, quoting Vyacheslav Murugov, CTC Media’s general director, it plans to file 100 lawsuits in the period 2018-19. Since October 31, it has already filed nine against individual entrepreneurs, with the claims varying in size from R40,000 –R60,000 (€524-786).
The first season of Three Cats was broadcast in 2015 and now the cartoon is shown on CTC Media channels, Channel One and VGTRK’s Karusel.
The rights to the second season were sold last month to Viacom, while the Danish publisher Egmont has recently acquired the rights to sell goods under the Three Cats brand in Central and Eastern Europe.