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Costco v Omega: Supreme Court to Address Gray Goods Market and First Sale Doctrine

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 U.S. and foreign markets, and retailers who exploit...

October 5: Gray Goods and Fake Goods 2010 - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York

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 of the Board of the International Anticounterfeiting...

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...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fashion Complaint - Coach v. Victoria's Other Secrets, 11-cv-00001 (S.D. Ill. 01-03-11)

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 complaint from Coach v. Victoria's Other Secrets...

Intermediary between Supplier and Internet Seller Found Liable for Counterfeit Chloe Handbags

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 seek out designer bags for resale on the Queen...

Gray Wine Leaves Bitter Taste in Importer’s Mouth: Wine Manufacturer/Distributor Secure Consent Injunction against Gray Market Wine Imports

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...