Cheat Sheet: The in-house lawyer’s guide to importation of cheaper foreign goods

Supreme Court decision makes it easier for people to sell “gray market” products

Murkier than the black market, the “gray market” involves the sale of lower-priced foreign versions of goods imported to the U.S. Our June issue took a look at this phenomenon and a recent Supreme Court decision—Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons—that makes it more difficult for companies to defend against this practice.

Can you break down the decision for me?

Okay, but what about the Copyright Act’s import control provision?

What does this mean for publishers?

Is there anything book publishers can do to combat this problem?


Steven Seidenberg

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