Angileri Discusses First-Sale Doctrine and the Impact on Manufacturers for Inside Counsel

Monday, November 01, 2010

“The Nine:  Costco v. Omega
Inside Counsel Magazine

November 1, 2010 – Frank A. Angileri, litigation shareholder at Brooks Kushman was interviewed by Inside Counsel magazine regarding the U.S. Supreme Court copyright case, Costco v. Omega.  The article discusses whether the first-sale doctrine applies to imported goods manufactured abroad.

Angileri notes, “A lot of the briefs say that applying this rule would encourage U.S. manufacturers to make things overseas,”  He continues, “If the Supreme Court agrees with Omega and affirms the 9th Circuit, there would be incentive for companies to manufacture overseas because then they could stop importation into the U.S.  Other briefs say having segmented copyright law allows copyright owners to sell products around the world, so it won`t hurt the U.S. economy.”

For more, read the full Inside Counsel article.