Gray Market Cases Stump Brand Owners, Attorneys

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Litigating cases involving gray market goods, or those sold outside a brand owner's authorized sale channels, can appear to be a relatively straightforward proposition, but the murky legal nuances involved can present some complex legal challenges, according to experts.

Gray market cases often, though not always, involve goods that are manufactured to be sold in other countries that are brought to the U.S. and sold through unauthorized channels. Companies seeking to stamp out gray market trade in their products typically file suit against parties importing or...
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