Denbicare U.S.A., Inc. v. Toys R Us, Inc

In Denbicare U.S.A., Inc. v. Toys "R" Us, Inc., 84 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir.1996), the plaintiff itself had imported the products at issue from its foreign manufacturer, and the products were being held in a foreign trade zone in San Francisco when the sale occurred. 84 F.3d at 1145. The court held that a foreign trade zone is part of the United States, and therefore, that the products were not "acquired outside of the United States" for the purposes of 17 U.S.C. 602(a). Id. at 1149. Therefore, the court did not reach the issue of the interaction between 602(a) and the first sale doctrine.