North Face, Polo Win New Powers In Knock-Off War

Law360, New York (December 22, 2010, 5:59 PM EST) -- In an order regarded as the first of its kind, a federal judge has given the owners of the clothing brands North Face and Polo Ralph Lauren authority to shut down new websites selling counterfeit goods and seize proceeds from counterfeit sales without seeking further court approval.

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York unsealed the order Monday. The ruling, which found the ringleaders of a Chinese counterfeit ring to be in contempt of court for failing...
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