Omega Tells 9th Circ. It Didn't Misuse Copyright In Costco Case

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Omega SA on Friday asked the Ninth Circuit to revive its suit claiming Costco Wholesale Corp. had sold its watches without permission, and denied it had misused its copyright on an engraving design to control the importation of the watches themselves.

Omega argued in its opening brief that a California federal court had been wrong to throw out its suit accusing Costco of violating its copyrights by selling Omega's Swiss-made “Seamaster” watches in the U.S. without the manufacturer's permission. The copyright misuse cited by the lower...
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