First Sale Doctrine

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Information on the application of the First Sale Doctrine in the following countries

The links below answers to a survey conducted by the AIPPI. For a summary of the report, click here. Delegations from the countries were asked a series of questions on whether or not the First Sale Doctrine applied to their national IP laws. The answers from each country vary quite a bit. In some cases, answers given to the survey may be incorrect.

Argentina Australia Belgium Brazil Bulgaria
Canada Czech Republic Denmark Egypt Finland
France Germany Hungary Italy Japan
Mexico Paraguay Portugal Romania Republic of Korea
Singapore Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands
United Kingdom United States Venezuela Yugoslavia

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