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
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
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.