gray goods

gray goods

[′grā ‚gu̇dz]
(textiles)
Cloths of any color that have been woven in a loom but have not been otherwise treated in dry- or wet-finishing operations. Also known as greige goods.
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Second, MNCs should mark their products by distributor, intended country, and other such information helpful in identifying the source of the gray goods ending up in the United States.
307) Uniform laws are clearly needed in the area of gray goods, particularly if countries want to increase international trade and the interest of foreign businesses.
297) Counterfeit goods are absolutely within their reach, but gray goods are somewhat more slippery.
Lush constructions in wovens are dominated by chenille jacquards and tapestries, and prints show up in a variety of gray goods like linens and linen blends, shantung and duck cloths that add texture and depth to the designs.
The first step toward dealing with gray goods is for a company to religiously register its trademarks.
It can also serve as an independent basis for Customs to stop the importation of counterfeits and gray goods.
This four-volume treatise covers all major fields of intellectual property: patents, process patents, trade secrets, copyright, technological protection of copyrighted works under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, online copyright and trademark liability, semiconductor chip protection, import exclusion, database protection, software protection, Web publishing, trademarks, trade dress, Internet domain names, parallel imports and gray goods, and unfair competition.
manufacturers and hurt all domestic companies, as well as converters who will buy gray goods and convert them into finished" bedding.
The recalled lighters are gray goods, meaning they were never intended for sale in the U.
Pompei Chairman Vincent Wong reported that their virtual sales of gray goods have increased around 20 percent each month at the TMall site [Chiu and Chu 2014].
In this time frame, the litigation centered on trademark infringement relating to the problem of gray goods obtained overseas being resold into the United States that were materially different than the current goods sold in the U.
This action comes as the latest in a number of law suits filed by Energizer to protect its Intellectual Property and customers from counterfeit, infringing and gray goods products.