New Bergerber Man

To Coin a Phrase: Herbatel! The Herb-meister!

Case: D2001-1419


Complainant: Herbalife International, Inc.

Respondent: Sergey Podyakov "(aka herbatel)"

The Defense:

The Respondent has for a long time specialized in the raising, cultivation and sales of medicinal herbs, he has a great interest in collecting plants, and is nicknamed "Herbatel" in English spelling. He has been commonly known by this name as an individual. The word "Herbatel" is derivative from the noun "Herb" (in Russian herbarium) with the suffix "tel" meaning a person occupied in a definite kind of activity (like the suffix "-er" in the words "builder", "teacher").

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