In this issue:
- Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: How the Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of eBay, Libraries, and Yard Sales
- Supreme Court to Consider Whether (Isolated) Human Genes are Patentable
- What Colour is Your Trademark? – The US Approach
- NuWave Over-Cooks IP Lawsuit vs. Super Wave
- Announcements and Reminders
An excerpt from"Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: How the Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of eBay, Libraries,and Yard Sales"
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments concerning the global reach of domestic copyright law. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first sale doctrine, which permits the owner of a copyrighted item to resell, rent, or otherwise distribute the physical item once it has been initially purchased. The case specifically involves the interplay of the first sale doctrine with a provision of the Copyright Act making it unlawful to import copyrighted works acquired abroad without permission from the copyright owner.
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