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Zero Tolerance this Summer in Italy for Buyers of Fake Luxury Goods

Italian newspapers reported that last Sunday, June 6 2010, an Austrian tourist who bought a 7 Euro fake Louis Vuitton purse from a beach vendor in Jesolo, an Italian beach resort near Venice, got slapped with a 1,000 Euro fine. Under Article 1(7) of Law No. 80/2005 and subsequent amendments, an...

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...

CBP Kicks Fake NFL, NBA, MLB Jerseys Out for Season

From the US Customs and Border Protection More than $60,000 of Counterfeit Sports Apparel Seized Los Angeles - Cracking down on unlicensed merchandise arriving from China, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and import specialists confiscated fifteen parcels containing counterfeit...

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...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Louis Vuitton Achieves Genuine Victory Over Flea Market's Phony Sales

By Tyler Baker Luxury brand titan Louis Vuitton recently achieved a significant victory over counterfeiting of its designer products. In an action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Louis Vuitton sued the Eisenhauer Road Flea Market, its owner, Bruce L. Gore, and...