Omega V. Costco: Protection From Gray Market Goods
January 31, 2011, 5:32 PM EST
Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 5:32 PM EST) -- The importation of gray market products into the United States has been an increasingly important issue for owners of U.S. trademarks. While companies have traditionally relied on trademark law to attempt to prevent the importation and sale of these products, the Supreme Court has let stand a Ninth Circuit decision that makes it easier for manufacturers to use copyright law to prevent the importation and sale of gray market products.
Gray Market Products and Trademark Law
"Gray market" products are products that are approved for sale...