In Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v BENI, the Kosovo Court of Appeals has ruled that the import and sale of genuine goods bearing registered trademarks without the authorisation of the trademark owner constitutes trademark infringement. Therefore, it ordered BENI to withdraw the goods at issue from the market and destroy them, publish the judgment in the daily newspaper Koha Ditore and reimburse Jack Daniel’s for the costs of the court proceedings. This is the first time that the Kosovo courts have dealt with the issue of parallel imports.

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