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Important victory for trademark owners before the European Court of Justice

Yesterday, trademark owners received an important victory in a long running European court case regarding illicit parallel import. The European Court of Justice has ruled that trademark owners can act against every unauthorized import of their goods into the EU. Also if the goods are stored in a bonded warehouse under a suspense of excise …

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Stand up against illicit parallel trade – part II

In a previous blog I wrote about the importance for trademark owners to stand up against illicit parallel trade. Parallel traders can to a great extent undermine your branding strategy. The legal landscape of the possibilities to act against parallel trade is on the move. Today I write a blog on a recent legal development …

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Stand up against illicit parallel trade – part I

Our team is frequently dealing with issues relating to illicit parallel import. Illicit parallel trade greatly affects the sales figures and pricing strategy of trademark owners. Therefore, trademark owners more and more use their trademark rights to control the first introduction of their products on the EU market. As an introduction to parallel trade, the …

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