Omega Slams Costco In Top Court Copyright War

Law360, New York (August 31, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Watchmaker Omega SA filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in a copyright dispute with Costco Wholesale Corp., putting forth legal and policy arguments that Costco infringed its copyright when it sold Omega watches that were bought outside the U.S.

The lawsuit may decide whether the first-sale doctrine for copyrighted works, under which a copyright holder's rights extend only to the first sale of a copyrighted good, applies to foreign works.

Costco filed its brief July 2.

Omega argues the doctrine does not...
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