CJEU restricts TM owners’ ability to thwart parallel imports

17-05-2018

CJEU restricts TM owners’ ability to thwart parallel imports

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Trademark owners cannot oppose a parallel importer’s further commercialisation of a medical device in its original packaging when a label that has been added to the packaging does not threaten the trademarked device’s guarantee of origin.


CJEU, trademark, trademark owners, parallel imports, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice

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