Counterfeiters continue to find creative and inventive ways to knock off goods and place those knockoffs in the marketplace. One need only take a brisk walk-through Times Square in order to come across tables laden with counterfeited fare, from not-so-red-bottomed Louboutin shoes to DVDs of movies not yet in theaters. The increasing prevalence of counterfeit goods in the marketplace has caused law firms and in-house legal departments to attempt numerous methods, beyond traditional civil litigation, to thwart counterfeiters. Cardozo’s Intellectual Property Law Society brought a panel together on November 15 to discuss the practices currently employed by law firms and in-house legal departments in their seemingly endless struggle to combat counterfeiters. Danielle Gorman, Co-Acquisitions Editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (“AELJ”), and Francesca Montalvo, an AELJ staffer, moderated the panel discussion.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 21, 2013. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Bonilla, David, "Combating Counterfeits" (2013). AELJ Blog. 19.