Amicus Brief

Adidas AG et al. v Marca Mode et al.

Published: June 12, 2007


European Court of Justice

Our Position

The scope of protection of a registered trademark does not depend on a consideration of the “requirement of availability” (that is, the avaibility of marks to other traders).


Consistent with INTA’s position, the court held that infringement should be determined by analyzing likelihood of confusion, not by considering the “requirement of availability.”