DIVERTERS WIN LATEST BATTLE

NEW YORK -- The door to the gray market was opened wider last month by the Supreme Court.March 9, the high court ruled in favor of Quality King Distributors, based here, which had been accused by L'anza Research International, Azusa, Calif., of infringing on L'anza's copyright by selling its professional hair care products to unauthorized retailers.In the view of industry executives, the court's unanimous

NEW YORK -- The door to the gray market was opened wider last month by the Supreme Court.

March 9, the high court ruled in favor of Quality King Distributors, based here, which had been accused by L'anza Research International, Azusa, Calif., of infringing on L'anza's copyright by selling its professional hair care products to unauthorized retailers.

In the view of industry executives, the court's unanimous ruling sends a strong signal that free-trade issues take preceden

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