In Russia, Burger King has initiated legal action over the
registration of the domain name burgerking.ru against Talco
Aktiengesellschaft (Netherlands) and Elvis-Telecom. The former has
been the legitimate holder of the domain name since 2000, when it was
registered by Elvis-Telecom. Burger King which had originally planned
to open its first restaurant in Moscow in December 2009, is suing for
unlawful use of the trade mark and claiming for a relief under the
category of a "protection of patented rights".