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IP groups urge Supreme Court to curb first sale doctrine

Eileen McDermott, New York

Groups including the American Bar Association, IPO and AIPLA are urging the Supreme Court not to extend the so-called first sale doctrine to US copyrighted goods manufactured abroad

In April, the Court granted certiorari in Omega SA v Costco against the recommendation of the US Justice Department. The case involves a suit by Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Omega against US discount retailer Costco.

Omega argues that Costco violated...

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