On April 19,
2010, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the 9th Circuit's decision
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...
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
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.
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...
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
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...