These are goods that are manufactured abroad for sale in foreign countries and properly marked with trademarks registered in the United States. Later these goods are purchased and imported into the United States to compete with the United States trademark owner's or licensee's own products. There is considerable incentive to sell gray-market goods in the United States if the prices on goods sold abroad are substantially lower than those sold in the United States. The interesting dilemma created by gray-market goods is that there is ostensibly no trademark infringement since the mark does in fact represent the true source of the goods to which the mark is affixed. For this reason, Congress passed 19 U.S.C. § 1526 to address the problem by stopping such imports at the border, with a couple exceptions. If the foreign manufacturer who affixes the mark to the goods is a related company (i.e. subsidiary or brother -sister company) to the United States trademark owner, then 19 U.S.C. § 1526 will not prohibit the importation. The statute will also not prohibit the importation of goods that are purchased by an individual in a foreign country and brought into the United States for personal use and not for resale.