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December 24th, 2010
Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Omega, S.A.: Extraterritorial Applicability of the First Sale Doctrine
In the Ninth Circuit decision of Omega, S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., the court ruled that the first sale doctrine does not apply to imported works manufactured abroad. Costco appealed, and oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court took place in early November. The case was based on the ...