C.F. 23060-11-09 Spin Master Ltd. v. Mutagim Muzalim et al.

The Canadian toys manufacturer Spin Master Ltd. detained at the Israeli customs shipments of “Bakugan” and filed lawsuits against the importers claiming, inter alia, infringement of copyright arising from a territorial agreement between the owners of the right.  The court rejected the claim and held that the Israeli Copyright law establishes an international exhaustion of rights, meaning that once the imported product was made with authorization at the country of the origin, the owner exhausted its rights.