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.
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/C.D. CA) Thomas Wine Imports, accusing Thomas...