Grey Marketeers: Pirates of Goodwill or Vendors of Value?

Thursday, January 1st, 1987 at 12:00 am by Rhonda Schwartz
Rhonda Schwartz, Grey Marketeers: Pirates of Goodwill or Vendors of Value?, 1987 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 255

Unlike counterfeit goods, grey market goods are not copies of other products. Rather, grey market goods are genuine. Their manufacturers or distributors either own the trademark rights in certain territories or are licensed to produce and distribute the products in specified areas. Section 526 of the Tariff Act of 1930 bars the importation of grey goods into the United States without authorization of the United States trademark owner. Unfortunately, the scope of this legislation is in dispute.

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