Exhaustion of Rights
DOJ files amicus brief supporting controversial use of copyright claim to block parallel trade of Omega watchesSubmitted by James Love on 31. March 2010 - 13:17
In a parallel trade case involving Costco, a popular discount outlet, and Omega, the Swiss watchmaker, the US Department of Justice has come down against U.S. consumers, backing the Swiss companies use of copyright laws to block imports of watches sold at lower prices outside of the US, by Omega. A copy of the DOJ brief is available here. Costco filed a response, which is available here.