Limiting Parallel Imports in the Automotive Sector

Parallel - or grey - imports are products shipped in from abroad without the intellectual property rights holder's permission.

In this 10-minute masterclass video, Myriam Alcaraz explains why parallel imports are a concern for manufacturers and the legal position for practitioners hoping to combat this problem.

Topics include:

  • Parallel importation explained
  • Why parallel imports are an issue for automotive manufacturers
  • The principle of trademark rights exhaustion
  • Case law regarding goods in transit
  • Countermeasures to limit the impact of parallel imports
  • Avoiding competition law breaches
  • Is implied consent from outside the EEA a valid defence?
  • Damages recoverable by the trademark owner

Date:Published Friday 19 June 2015
Duration:0.2 hours
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