Doctrine of exhaustion

Doctrine of exhaustion,

Definition of Doctrine of exhaustion:

  1. Intellectual property: Legal principle that, in general, the first sale of a copyrighted, patented, or trademarked good exhausts the copyright, patent or trademark owners intellectual property right (IPR) in that he or she cannot control the distribution or resale of the good. Therefore if A (the IPR owner) sells to B, then B can sell to C without the approval of A. Also called doctrine of first sale. See also diversion (Definition 1).

  2. Administrative law: Legal principle that, in general, a plaintiff must exhaust all available administrative remedies before seeking judicial review. Also called exhaustion of rights doctrine.

Meaning of Doctrine of exhaustion & Doctrine of exhaustion Definition