The sale of ‘grey goods’ can attract criminal penalties under trade mark law, rules UK Supreme Court –

Posted August 4th, 2017 in news, parallel imports, penalties, third parties, trade marks by sally

‘Criminal penalties can be imposed on businesses that engage in the sale of so-called ‘grey goods’, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.’

Full Story, 3rd August 2017


Court of Appeal questions brand owners’ rights to block parallel imports –

Posted August 26th, 2010 in news, parallel imports, trade marks by sally

“Brand owners may have less power to prevent sales in Europe of goods intended for other markets after a ruling by England’s Court of Appeal this week. The judgment over the sale of Sun-branded disk drives is likely to be welcomed by independent resellers.”

Full story, 26th August 2010


Parallel importer jailed for up to nine months in Microsoft case –

Posted January 28th, 2009 in news, parallel imports, sentencing by sally

“A software distributor faces nine months in jail for selling ‘grey’ imported copies of Microsoft software. Sales firm ITAC’s founder Barry Omesuh must pay £2.5 million in damages to the software giant.”

Full story, 28th January 2009


Online music retailer ordered to pay £35m damages – The Times

Posted May 29th, 2007 in copyright, damages, news, parallel imports by sally

“An internet retailer that broke a legally-binding promise not to sell imported CDs at almost half the price they sold for on the High Street has been ordered to pay the UK record industry £35 million, it emerged today.”

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The Times, 29th May 2007