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Welcome ABA Journal Readers!

In the wake of questionable Coach handbags showing up on the shelves at Target last fall, Stephanie Francis Ward interviewed your humble blogger for an ABA Journal article on counterfeits' new frontier.  Were the bags in that case "gray market goods" -- legitimately trademarked items intended for a different market but diverted to Target -- or counterfeits?  Since the case settled, only Coach and Target know for sure.  But one thing is certain:  both trademark owners and large discount retailers will be keeping a closer watch on their supply chains to make sure that fakes don't creep in unannounced.

Thanks to Stephanie for the article, and to Todd Melnick for sending me the link!