Video: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's Intellectual Property Program – Grey Goods & Fake Goods 2010

Video: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's Intellectual Property Program – Grey Goods & Fake Goods 2010

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. Cardozo School of Law's Intellectual Property Program and LexisNexis hosted Barbara Kolsun, General Counsel, Stuart Weitzman, LLC, Heather McDonald, Partner, Baker Hostetler, and Dawn Buonocore-Atlas as they discussed legislative efforts to curb the market for gray goods, as well as recent efforts to limit those markets by targeting retailers.

Introduction: Martha Nimmer introduces the distinguished panelists; Heather J. McDonald, Barbara Kolsun and Dawn Buonocore-Atlas

 

Civil Seizure Law: A discussion on the civil seizure laws in the US.

 

China Town Seizure Program: A discussion concerning industry efforts to stem the sell of counterfeit goods in China Town.

 

Third Party Liability: A discussion on and examples of 3rd party liability in seizure actions.

 

Contributory Liability: A discussion on and examples of contributory liability in seizure actions.

 

Websites: Examples of how industry leaders are policing websites.

 

Internet & Bricks and Mortar: Discussion concerning ecommerce and retail counterfeiting activity.

 

Mayor's Office of Strategic Enforcement: A discussion about the Mayor's Office involvement in policing counterfeiting activity.

 

International Programs: A discussion about the 4 City Project in China and additional international efforts.

 

Gray Goods: A focus on gray goods and the gray goods market.

 

Questions: Question and answer session with the panelist.