Featuring: Abhilasha Rathore
A ‘Legal Issues Seminar – General IP’ (LIS-GIP) was conducted by Abhilasha Rathore, Associate, on “Does Re-Sale of Goods by Distributors on E-Commerce Platforms Amount to Trademark Infringement?” The seminar explored the legal provisions that can be interpreted to ascertain if the principle of exhaustion of IP rights can be applied to allow the further sale of genuine goods legally acquired by the distributor in cyberspace. The session delved into the divergent views taken by courts on the issue. The session concluded with an interesting discussion on whether there is a requirement to harmonize the IP laws with other laws such as contact and competition law to effectively invoke the principle of exhaustion.
The presentation can be accessed here.
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