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New IPR Infringement Investigation of Soft-Edged Trampolines

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-908 to determine whether imports of certain soft-edged trampolines and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are designed so no hard surfaces or components are situated adjacent to the surface of the trampoline mat.

Complainants Springfree Trampoline Inc., Springfree Trampoline USA Inc. and Spring Free Limited Partnership request that after this investigation the ITC issue a limited exclusion order, which would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of infringing products into the U.S., and a cease and desist order, which would require the named respondent to cease actions that violate Section 337, including selling infringing imported articles out of U.S. inventory. The respondent in this investigation is located in Australia.

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