"The Saga of Omega v. Costco Wholesalers Corp."

In an effort to control after-market (grey market) sales of its Swiss-made watches, Omega places a U.S. copyrighted design ("the Omega Globe Design") on the backside of its watch cases. Omega hoped doing so would let it control third party imports to the United States by suing the unauthorized seller for copyright infringement. Seven years after it first sued Costco for copyright infringement, Omega is now back at the Ninth Circuit.

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