The Court of Appeals in the U.K. has confirmed that the sale of grey market goods, also known as “parallel imports,” is now subject to criminal liability under the country's trademark laws. Parallel imports are authentic goods bought outside of a maker's intended chain of distribution and imported to compete with authorized domestic sales, typically at lower prices. Parallel imports are not a civil offense but now a criminal one, a distinction that can cost offenders up to 10 years in jail.