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Re: [dvd-discuss] two articles

Yes, bad law.  that's just silly.  So I can't sell Sony camcorders unless
Sony likes it?!

At first I really liked the idea of the EU.  In my view, eventually the
world will become one big community, and I always viewed this as being
good.  After seeing things like the berne convention and this, I start to
wonder.  I don't want to end up with the lowest common denominator.

Anyhow, I -still- don't happen to see what this has to do with trademark
infringment.  If they rip off the Levis tag, then it's ok?!

On Tue, 20 Nov 2001, Kurt Hockenbury wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Nov 2001, Noah silva wrote:
> >
> > I don't see what the second case has to do with trademark at all.  If they
> > were actually Levi jeans.. then there was no trademark violation IMO.
> "  Siding with Levi Strauss & Co. in its three-year battle with
>    supermarket chain Tesco, the European Court of Justice upheld an EU
>    law requiring that trademark holders must give clear consent before
>    their goods can be imported and sold within the 18-member European
>    Economic Area."
> In other words, the corporate world has managed to get a law passed in the EU
> that says that only *they* are allowed to say who can and can't import their
> products.
> Can you say "restraint of trade"?
> It's what they tried to do with DVDs and region coding: divide up the world
> into territories, and forbid people in each of those territories from buying
> the exact same product from another territory, so they can maximize the price
> (/profit) for each region.