Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Alfa Corporation v. Oao Alfa Bank and Alfa Capital Markets (USA), Inc.

475 F. Supp. 2d 357 (2007)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 33,600+ case briefs...

Alfa Corporation v. Oao Alfa Bank and Alfa Capital Markets (USA), Inc.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

475 F. Supp. 2d 357 (2007)

Facts

Alfa Corporation (Alfa Corp.) (plaintiff) was incorporated and doing business in the United States. Alfa Bank and Alfa Capital Markets (USA), Inc. (collectively, Alfa Bank) (defendants) were financial-services companies based in Russia. Alfa Bank moved its business into the United States and adopted the name Alfa Bank as a translation of the company’s Russian name. Alfa Corp. sued Alfa Bank for trademark infringement. At trial, Alfa Corp. sought to introduce the expert testimony of Constantine Muravnik. Muravnik sought to testify that the translation of Alfa Bank’s Russian name into English would result in the name Alpha Bank, not Alfa Bank. Muravnik spoke Russian as his first language and was a Russian language and literature professor at Yale University. Muravnik sought to base his testimony in part on internet sources, including Wikipedia, as well as on other written works and his experience as a Russian speaker and professor. Alfa Bank moved to exclude Muravnik’s testimony on the ground that it was based on inherently unreliable internet sources. The district court denied Alfa Bank’s motion. Alfa Bank appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Francis, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 602,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 602,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 33,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 602,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 33,600 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership