Since 2019, the LIDC created “transnational working groups” on hot topics of interest for the national groups of the LIDC.
Particularly, on 2019, the LIDC created a working group on parallel import.
The purpose of the working group was to share knowledge and initiate a discussion between members of national groups on this question.
The topics for discussion were the following:
- 1) Protection against parallel import
- 2) Geo-blocking
You will find here the research note on geo-blocking. This paper was prepared by Noel Watson Doig and summarizes the contributions received from participants to the LIDC working group on geo-blocking.
- 3) Special issues in parallel import with digital products
- 4) Other cross-border issues such as the extraterritorial reach of competition laws and IP rights and general issues related to applicable law