A Documented History of Offenses Committed Against Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. by
Sotsenko Yaroslav (Vladimirovich) Air Wing / Production Company “MSK" / 000 Aeroslava
27 Jan. 1999 As documented by www.whois.net, the Neoteric web site domain name NeotericHovercraft.com was registered on this date.
8 Oct. 1999 The Neoteric web site is first indexed by the Internet Archive http://web.archive.org; therefore it was launched circa April-October 1999.
6 Mar. 2000 As documented by www.whois.net, the Neoteric web site alternate domain name rescuehovercraft.com was
registered on this date.
Christy Hovercraft (LL Sirius), President Igor V. Lavrov, contracts as the licensed dealer/agent for Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. in Russia.
22 Feb. 2013 Neoteric learns that airwing.ru, the website of Air Wing / Production Company “MSK” has pirated the patented Neoteric Hovertrek™ and is featuring their counterfeit copies for sale using the model name “Niaterek” – an illegal plagiarism of Neoteric’s trademarked company name . Air Wing has also illegally copied, without permission, photos and videos from the copyrighted Neoteric Hovercraft website.
Air Wing has no connection with Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. and is not authorized to sell Neoteric Hovercraft.
Mar. 2013 Igor Lavrov of Christy Hovercraft, Neoteric’s licensed agent in Russia, informs Neoteric that a purchaser of an unauthorized pirated “Niaterek” hovercraft has filed a civil lawsuit against Air Wing / Production Company “MSK”. The plaintiff reveals that Air Wing stated they decided to call their hovercraft “Niaterek” because they thought this name would attract more customers who would associate it with “the famous American manufacturer.” The customer plans to pursue a criminal case against Air Wing for fraud.
Air Wing continues to publish ads containing plagiarized copyrighted material from both Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. and Christy Hovercraft. These ads contain photographs owned by Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. that were illegally plagiarized from the Neoteric website and do not represent the counterfeit hovercraft marketed by Air Wing.
12 Apr. 2013 Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. serves Air Wing / Product Company “MSK” with a Cease and Desist Order. Air Wing does not reply and also does not comply with the Order.
Air Wing has no authorization or any legal right to manufacture or market Neoteric Hovercraft.
24 May 2013 Gleb Danilov of Christy Hovercraft notifies Neoteric that Christy Hovercraft clients have informed him that Air Wing continues to illegally manufacture, market and sell pirated, counterfeit models of the patented Neoteric Hovertrek™ hovercraft. Danilov includes recent photographs of Air Wing’s assembly facility, located in Leningrad region.
3 June 2013 New advertisements for pirated, counterfeit Neoteric Hovertrek™ hovercraft appear on www.avito.ru. The advertisements were placed by an Air Wing director named Yaroslav and they use “Niaterek” as the model name – a modified version of Neoteric’s trademarked business name.
14 June 2013 Gleb Danilov of Christy Hovercraft reports the following to Neoteric, with extensive photographic documentation.
“We have received new information that “Boats and Yachts” (the oldest and biggest Russian maritime journal) published information on counterfeit products. Participants of the forum do not understand the situation with counterfeit products producer, and blame our company in defective products development and distribution.
This information discredits us as the official representative of Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. in Russia, as well as you. According to our information, the [counterfeit] Hovertrek™ has been bought by Novosibirsk Rescue Service and it did not meet their hopes and expectations. Then they turned to one of the local firms from Kemerovo for this Hovertrek fixing. The quality of manufacture and assembly of this Hovertrek was extremely ugly. The firm that was conducting the technical survey declined to help them when saw such a disgraceful assembly quality. We also have never seen such awful quality. In the attached files you can see some images downloaded from the forum.
During the discussion at the forum, another member posted information that the same counterfeit products were delivered to him for repair. He also placed relevant photos. This [counterfeit] Hovertrek™ is in Rybinsk, Moscow region.
Today we contacted the police and were recommended to write an official letter and prepare the necessary additional information about the illegal actions of the company Air Wing (MSK). They transfer these materials to the General Directorate Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in St. Petersburg.
17 June 2013 Neoteric learns that a video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cb3_PSluBI shows another illegal copy of the Neoteric Hovertrek™ being sold by Air Wing, featuring Neoteric’s patented reverse thrust buckets in operation.
6 Aug. 2013 A formal complaint against Air Wing / Production Company “MSK” / 000 Aeroslava was filed with the General Directorate Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
A client accusing Air Wing of fraud registered a claim of $47,548 against Air Wing / Production Company “MSK” / 000 Aeroslava in Russia.
26 Dec 2014 AirWing continues their illegal actions by posting a video on YouTube promoting their counterfeit hovercraft. Neoteric reports the video to all appropriate agencies …
In December Neoteric also receives a photo of illegal copies of the Neoteric HoverTrekô in production at AirWing's assembly facility in Russia:
2015: Date Action
12 Nov. 2015 AirWing continues to commit industrial/economic espionage and intellectual property theft against Neoteric by manufacturing counterfeit copies of the Neoteric HoverTrek™. In addition, AirWing is using material copyrighted by Neoteric to illegally market their pirated hovercraft as Neoteric products, evidenced by this video posted recently on YouTube …
AirWing has marketed their counterfeit hovercraft as the "Niaterek", the "AirWing/Neoteric" and most blatantly as the trademarked "Neoteric HoverTrek". In a court action against them, AirWing directly admitted to committing intellectual property theft, saying that they used these names because they would attract more customers who would associate them with "the famous American manufacturer."