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THE GRAY MARKET MAZE

INTRODUCTION If you ask anyone in your in-house Intellectual Property team what the black market is, they’ll probably come up with a pretty good answer. The black market involves the manufacture and sale of counterfeit products. Now ask them about the gray market....

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Unauthorized Sales & The First Sale Doctrine

Material Differences Matter Your company’s pre-litigation trademark protection analyses must include a material differences strategy. Just as E-Commerce has grown exponentially over the past decade, so too have crimes and frauds involving online sales. Given that the...

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THE AMAZON BUY BOX EFFECT

Amazon’s relentless quest to dominate the retail marketplace is harming manufacturers – learn how owning the Buy Box can lessen that harm. In 2013, author Brad Stone penned a book entitled, “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.” The name is fitting....

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