Amicus Brief

Richemont International SA v. Russian Patent and Trademark Office

Published: February 22, 2012


Arbitrazh Court of Moscow

Our Position

Rospatent and the lower courts erred in limiting the operation of Article 10bis of the Paris Convention to cases where there is “confusion” or where a mark is well known in the Russian Federation.


The Supreme Arbitrazh Court’s opinion, while not citing INTA’s brief, followed the Association’s position with respect to the bad faith and unfair competition aspects of the case.