Copyrights On The Gray Market

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 10:33 AM EDT) -- Businesses affected by gray market goods will be closely watching the U.S. Supreme Court's next term for a decision in Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega (U.S. Apr. 19, 2010). In April 2010, the court granted certiorari in that case to address whether the first sale doctrine is a defense to a copyright infringement claim involving goods manufactured abroad and imported into the United States for domestic sale.

The case arises from the importation and sale of Omega watches in the United States. The watches were engraved...
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