Court of Appeal considers the status of grey goods

United Kingdom

In R v C, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the sale of so-called ‘grey goods’ may be liable to criminal prosecution under Section 92 of the Trademarks Act. The decision emphasises that consent is required for all of the acts prohibited by Section 92(1), and that consent to the manufacture of branded goods does not extend to consent to deal with the goods further.

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