Supreme Court Refuses Gray Market Case

Law360 (June 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that has important implications for gray-market imports, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case filed by ball-bearings maker SKF AB against the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case lets stand decisions by both an appeals court and the ITC that allowed gray-market imports in the U.S.

Gray-market products are goods that are sold through foreign dealers that have not been approved by the manufacturing company.

SKF AB has argued that their products should only be made available through authorized dealers so that the company can assure that purchasers receive...

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