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26Sep

parallel imports - what brand and IP owners need to know

3.30pm - 4.00pm

Parallel importers seek to exploit price differentials for goods sold in different countries. The EU principle of exhaustion of rights prevents businesses from enforcing their IP rights to restrict this secondary trade within the EU if the goods were first marketed in the EU with their consent, other than in limited circumstances.

This short webinar will revisit the regime regulating parallel trade, including the marked difference between how grey goods imported from within and from outside the EU are dealt with. It will also consider recent developments concerning de-branded parallel imported goods, resale of component parts under a trade mark, resale of digital goods  and, of course, whether the situation is due to change following Brexit.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions during the live session, but please feel free to send in any questions you may have in advance.

If you can't make our webinar please feel free to sign up and we will email a copy of the webinar recording out afterwards. A recording will also be available to watch from our LinkedIn showcase page after the live session.

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our speakers

Bonita Trimmer

Bonita Trimmer

Legal Director

Bonita Trimmer specialises in advising on all intellectual property law issues with a particular focus on disputes relating to trade marks, passing off, copyright and designs.

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Giles Parsons

Giles Parsons

Partner

Giles Parsons specialises in intellectual property including patents, trade marks, designs and copyright.

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