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AFTA Submits Comments on Copyright Reform to Department of Commerce

The American Free Trade Association has submitted its comments to the Department of Commerce in anticipation of its hearing on December 12, 2013 on copyright reform.  You can read a copy of these comments here: aftacommentsoncopyrightreformfinal 2013 has been the year more »

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The Use of Trademarks for Resale of Refurbished Goods by David Wolf 2008

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Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
  • Background and historical materials
  • Current media and press
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Sharing the Burden of Proof in Parallel Importation Cases: 2002 Journal of High Technology Law

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AFTA’s Board of Directors have, over many years, collected a plethora of documents, information, articles and resources uniquely of interest to the parallel market community and is pleased to share this wealth of knowledge with AFTA supporters and contributors.

Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
  • Background and historical materials
  • Current media and press
  • Information about upcoming industry workshops, events and training

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Protected: COAC – IPR Partnership Program

Welcome to AFTA’s Resource Library created and maintained exclusively for Supporters of the American Free Trade Association

AFTA’s Board of Directors have, over many years, collected a plethora of documents, information, articles and resources uniquely of interest to the parallel market community and is pleased to share this wealth of knowledge with AFTA supporters and contributors.

Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
  • Background and historical materials
  • Current media and press
  • Information about upcoming industry workshops, events and training

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A Little Color In A World of Gray – Washington and Lee Law Review – 1990

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AFTA’s Board of Directors have, over many years, collected a plethora of documents, information, articles and resources uniquely of interest to the parallel market community and is pleased to share this wealth of knowledge with AFTA supporters and contributors.

Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
  • Background and historical materials
  • Current media and press
  • Information about upcoming industry workshops, events and training

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Fordham Law School Article on First Sale Doctrine 2012

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Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
  • Background and historical materials
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Customs Reauthorization Bill – introduced December 2012 – 112th congress

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AFTA’s Board of Directors have, over many years, collected a plethora of documents, information, articles and resources uniquely of interest to the parallel market community and is pleased to share this wealth of knowledge with AFTA supporters and contributors.

Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
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Lawmakers Hear Evidence on Gray Market Shortage of Drugs 8/20/12

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Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
  • Background and historical materials
  • Current media and press
  • Information about upcoming industry workshops, events and training

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USA Today 12/14/11 on passage of NDAA

USA Today article December 2011 on NDAA passage

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Happy Holidays

2012 has been productive and rewarding…and 2013 promises to be even busier! AFTA joined the Owners Rights Initiative (www.ownersrightsinitiative.org) to prevent copyright infringement lawsuits against property owners who merely wish to resell, give away or lend their products. AFTA continues more »

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CCIA Joins ORI

CCIA Joins ORI

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ALA Joins ORI

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AFTA’s Board of Directors have, over many years, collected a plethora of documents, information, articles and resources uniquely of interest to the parallel market community and is pleased to share this wealth of knowledge with AFTA supporters and contributors.

Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
  • Background and historical materials
  • Current media and press
  • Information about upcoming industry workshops, events and training

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Thomson Reuters July 2012 – Kirtsaeng

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AFTA’s Board of Directors have, over many years, collected a plethora of documents, information, articles and resources uniquely of interest to the parallel market community and is pleased to share this wealth of knowledge with AFTA supporters and contributors.

Hundreds of different media are included within AFTA’s Resource Library, including (but not limited to) materials in the following Resource Categories:

  • Court filings, opinions and orders
  • Background and historical materials
  • Current media and press
  • Information about upcoming industry workshops, events and training

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TELL CONGRESS YOU OPPOSE H.R. 4216

H.R. 4216 authorizes CBP, in the case of both imports and exports, to disclose confidential and proprietary supply chain information to unrelated third parties without any prior notice to importers.  Please immediately email your legislators and let them know it is not ok more »

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AFTA™ Working with ORI Members to Preserve First Sale Doctrine

AFTA is working closely with other members of the  Owners Rights Initiative (ORI) to make sure that owners of lawfully acquired, genuine products are free to sell, resell, donate and otherwise dispose of those products without risk of being sued more »

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Poe-Chabot Bill Goes to Mark-up; Additional disclosures to brand owners

The Poe-Chabot bill (HR 4216) may see the light of day before the lame duck session ends. This ” Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act” seeks to provide Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with new authorities to provide intellectual property owners with more »

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The Supreme Court Justices Hear Kirtsaeng v. Wiley – Despite the threat of Superstorm Sandy

Despite the imminent arrival of Superstorm Sandy, the Supreme Court this morning heard oral arguments in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley.  AFTA’s arguments were clearly on the minds of the Justices as the questions ranged from Justice Breyer concerned about his wife being more »

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AFTA Joins the Owners Rights Initiative

  AFTA Joins the Owners Rights Initiative The Owners Rights Initiative (ORI) was launched today with a press conference featuring AFTA’s President, Fred Paliani, Esq., representing both AFTA and Quality King Distributors, Inc. Fred explains AFTA’s support of ORI as follows: more »

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Look at those First Sale Briefs

 Look at those First Sale Briefs AFTA, and many others, have filed friend of the court briefs with the Supreme Court in anticipation of the upcoming arguments in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley.  AFTA, together with may others, is urging that the more »

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Some comments about CBP’s IPR disclosure interim regulations

Some comments about CBP’s IPR disclosure interim regulations The answer is not quite that simple.  The goal is to properly balance the needs of the free and competitive marketplace with the rights of brand owners.  It is critical that all more »

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