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October 5: Gray Goods and Fake Goods 2010 - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by Conferences New York City

Barbara Kolsun 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... Read More

Intermediary between Supplier and Internet Seller Found Liable for Counterfeit Chloe Handbags
Posted on 29 Aug 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

Simone Ubaldelli opened a business, Italian Only, through which he bought items from Italy and sold them to US retail stores. Ubaldelli entered into an agreement with Rebecca Rushing, the agent for Queen Bee of Beverly Hills, LLC, whereby he agreed to... Read More

Costco v Omega: Supreme Court to Address Gray Goods Market and First Sale Doctrine
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by Charles Sims and Jed Friedman

On April 19, 2010, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the 9th Circuit's decision in Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega, S.A. The grant has broad implications for companies who sell copyrightable goods at different price points in the... Read More

Video: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's Intellectual Property Program – Grey Goods & Fake Goods 2010
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Gray Wine Leaves Bitter Taste in Importer’s Mouth: Wine Manufacturer/Distributor Secure Consent Injunction against Gray Market Wine Imports
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

Santa Margherita S.p.A., based in Venice, Italy, is the source of pinot grigio wines authorized exclusively for sale in the United Sates by Paterno Imports (d/b/a Terlato Wine International). In January, Santa Margherita and Paterno Imports sued (11cv843... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fashion Complaint - Coach v. Victoria's Other Secrets, 11-cv-00001 (S.D. Ill. 01-03-11)
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

While a rather garden variety complaint, this document shows anti-counterfeiting policing in action. Coach seems to be particularly active in the Chicago area. Please click on the link at the top of the post to view or download the entire... Read More