UNDERSTANDING PARALLEL IMPORTS AND the “EXHAUSTION OF RIGHTS” DEFENCE – AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CASE OF SAMSONITE IP HOLDINGS SARL V AN SHENG TRADING PTE LTD [2017] SGHC 18 [Part 1 of 3]

By Kevin Wong and Eileen Fong (Ella Cheong LLC)   Parallel importation – defined perfectly by George Wei J in his latest judgment of Samsonite IP Holdings Sarl v An Sheng Trading Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 18 – is “broadly concerned with situations where a third party, without the consent of the proprietor of an intellectual property right, imports the …