The second edition of this groundbreaking work explains all aspects of the law relating to parallel imports, with particular emphasis on intellectual property.
Providing a detailed understanding of how legislation, case law and regulations apply in practice, it shows how the law can be used to both repel parallel imports and to facilitate them, enabling practitioners to advise on any matter relating to parallel importation.
- Offers detailed strategies on how best to resolve conflicts in this area
- Gives guidance on using competition law as a shield against infringement actions
- Explains free movement and market integration in the EU, so the trade conditions that give rise to parallel importation are clear
- Shows how to challenge anti-competitive agreements
- Explains how parallel importation relates to royalty collecting societies and trade associations, automobile and film distribution
- Discusses consent and the burden of proof after Davidoff, enabling readers to apply this landmark decision
- Includes coverage of E-commerce in relation to collecting societies and the trading of digital works
- Considers case law from the US, Australia and Japan to show how EU law relates to the laws of other jurisdictions