Parallel Imports

Refers to the resale of goods legally sold pursuant to parallel intellectual property rights granted in another state or territory in a different country, for example purchase of Levi’s Jeans in the United States for resale in the U.K. The legality of such imports is very complex and depends in part on who sold the goods in the first country of sale and what that vendor’s legal rights were with respect to the IP. Also known as ‘Grey Market’ imports.