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New IPR Infringement Investigation of Light Reflectors

Monday, August 11, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-924 to determine whether imports of certain light reflectors and components, packaging and related advertising thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent and trademark infringement. The products at issue are used in indoor and greenhouse gardening.

Complainants Sunlight Supply Inc. and IP Holdings LLC request that after this investigation the ITC issue an exclusion order, which would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of the infringing products into the U.S., and cease and desist orders, which would require the named respondents to cease actions that violate Section 337, including selling infringing imported articles out of U.S. inventory. The respondents in this investigation are located in China and the U.S.

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