Bridgestone v. Panama Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. v. Republic of Panama (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/34)
United States of America
Investments in a tyre and rubber products enterprise and related registered trademarks.
Claims arising out of a decision of the Supreme Court of Panama which held that Bridgestone’s motion to oppose the registration of the Riverstone trademark by tyre-maker Muresa had been in bad faith, and awarded USD 5.4 million in damages to Muresa. According to the claimants, their challenge to the trademark application was a good-faith effort due to the trademark’s similarity to two of Bridgestone’s own registered trademarks.
Secondary: C - Manufacturing
22 - Manufacture of rubber and plastics products
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Grigera Naón, H. A.
Thomas, J. C.
Phillips, N.
Decided in favour of State
16.00 mln USD
Data not available
Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

National treatment

Indirect expropriation
None - all claims dismissed at the merits stage