Import Restrictions Imposed on IPR Infringing Electric Fireplaces
In consolidated investigation 337-TA-791/826, the International Trade Commission has banned imports of electric fireplaces that violate the intellectual property rights of Twin-Star
International Inc. and TS Investment Holding Corp., both of Florida. Specifically, the ITC has issued a limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry for consumption of electric fireplaces, components thereof, manuals for same and products containing same that are manufactured abroad by or for, or imported by or for, Yue Qui Sheng or Shenzhen Reliap Industrial Co. or any of their affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, licensees, contractors or other related business entities, or successors or assigns, that (a) use misappropriated trade secrets asserted in this investigation and/or (b) infringe one or more of the specified copyrights. The ITC has also determined that a bond in the amount of 145% of the entered value of the covered products that are entered for consumption is required to permit imports of infringing goods during the 60-day period in which the president may review the ITC’s order and opinion.