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Patentee rights “exhaust” on sale: USSC

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that if a patented item has been sold once, the patentee’s rights are “exhausted” and can no longer be enforced. The decision also makes it clear that’s true even if the sale happened abroad … Continue reading

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India embodies international exhaustion under Trademarks Act: DHC

In an important judgement, Delhi High Court ruled that Trade Marks Act, 1999 embodies the principle of international exhaustion and not domestic exhaustion of rights in cases of parallel imports. The grievance of the respondents (Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. & … Continue reading

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