Barbara Kolsun is General Counsel
of Stuart Weitzman, LLC, where she started the company's first in-house legal
department. She has devoted significant time and effort to the protection of
intellectual property, serving as Chairman of the Board of the International
Source is a critical signal of value in the fashion
industry. This value is often a vulnerability, however, as the industry's most
coveted brands struggle to maintain the appeal and exclusivity of their marks
amid a thriving gray market for knock-off goods. Recently, the Benjamin N.