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Third Party Intellectual Property Issues.

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by vivosmith, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. vivosmith

    vivosmith Newbie

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    Hello,

    I am looking to sell grey market goods (ones that are not counterfeit, but not meant to be sold outside their selling country) and I am wondering about this arrangement. Let's take Brown and Foreman. Perhaps I found a good deal in Karachi, and want to export to Germany, and I had a supplier in one and a seller on the other side. Withstanding it getting seized at customs, would I as a US citizen be held liable in US territories for any IP issues abroad? Or would I be liable to Brown Foreman SA (European branch) if there is any IP issues? I am just setting up the deal. At no time will I actually hold any inventory.
     
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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I guess if you aren't holding anything directly and can't be traced via IP, you should be OK.
     
  3. vivosmith

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    Ok. What if they find out? Would I be charged with conspiracy in Germany? Or would I be charged here, where the mother company is?