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Journalists with “Informator” suspected local activist of using its site's trademark

04.12.2019, 17:32

The editorial board of the “Informator” suspected a Dnipro activist Konstantin Biltsan of illegally using the resource's trademark. The deputy director of “Informator” Olga Paliy told it the representative of IMI in the Dnepropetrovsk region.

Olga Paliy told, on December 3, the employees of “Informator” noticed that Konstantin Biltsan created a page on Facebook with the same name and using the corporate graphic of “Informator”.

“We regard this as a preparation for some provocations. Because for several times, Konstantin Biltsan publicly spoke negatively of “Informator”, and each time, it was absolutely unmotivated. In particular, on his page he insulted the editor-in-chief of “Informator”, Khrystyna Lyakh. We do not know what content they will publish, but in any case it is illegal employement of our trademark, since Konstantin Biltsan has nothing to do with “Informator”. We are concerned,  if they will come out with the information that is not completely correct. So for now, we have complained to Facebook, we will see, what content will appear there, ”Olga Paliy told.

Konstantin Biltsan, at the request to comment on these suspicions, said that he knew nothing about it and accused “Informator” of paid-for stories.

“I employed? Please, tell me why such a mud bath like “Informator” exposed dirties on people in humiliating, abusive form. Why don't you have this question? Get things straight, I formally ask you as a politician, as a future candidate for mayor position of Dnipro, I ask you to get things straight, why the site "Informant", owned by a politician Mishalov is engaged in custom-made publications in humiliating form, when there is false information. Are you calling me now that someone has registered a group?! I do not know who and what registered. I have no account on Facebook, ” he said.

As IMI reported, on November 1, the editorial office of the Dnipro resource "Informator" reported that some unknown persons were sticking stickers with the site logo on cars in Dnipro.

Photo credit: "Informator"'s Facebook page

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