HBW Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


House "first sale" doctrine redefinition is what Congress originally "intended" -- L'Anza.

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

HOUSE "FIRST SALE" DOCTRINE REDEFINITION NEEDS PUBLIC AIRING, the American Free Trade Association said in response to Rep. Howard Coble's(R-N.C.) amendment to the House's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (HR 2281). AFTA is calling for a "deliberative process" to discuss the amendment, which the group said would "negate" the Supreme Court's ruling in L'Anza Research International v. Quality King Distributors regarding parallel market discount goods and would "grant manufacturers unprecedented copyright protection to bar all companies from buying goods overseas at a discount price for resale in the U.S." The amendment passed the House floor by voice vote Aug. 4, the same day HR 2281 passed by 420-4.

You may also be interested in...

OCA Applauds Organic Board's Recommendation To USDA: "Outlaw Nanotech"

With a push from the Organic Consumers Association, the National Organic Standards Board is recommending that the use of nanotechnology be strictly prohibited from products certified under the National Organic Program

Beauty Claims Inch Closer To Pharma As Cosmeceutical Sector Expands

Though global market-size estimates differ, analysts at SupplySide West 2010 in Las Vegas agreed that cosmeceuticals remain a promising growth vehicle

Chart: Weekly Trademark Review -- Nov. 2, 2010

Weekly Trademark Review



Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts