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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18765

Title: Parallel Imports: A Copyright Problem with no Copyright Solution
Authors: Iturralde Gonzalez, Raul
Advisor: Drassinower, Abraham
Department: Law
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2010
Abstract: Parallel Imports refer to the legal importation of products that have some form of Intellectual Property rights attached to them. These products enter in direct competition with the products authorized for the imported market. As a result of that, Intellectual Property holders have attempted to deter these importations through the enforcement of Intellectual Property rights (such as Trademarks and Copyrights). In this work, it will be shown that Copyrights cannot be used to prevent Parallel Imports. Copyrights grant the right to reproduce works of authorship and in that form to obtain a benefit from their first sale. Copyrights do not grant protection beyond that first sale making them unsuitable to halt the importation of original products. By studying the form in which other countries have managed the Parallel Importation problem, a solution will be given to this issue.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18765
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