337Info - Unfair Import Investigations Information System

Section 337 declares the infringement of certain statutory intellectual property rights and other forms of unfair competition in import trade to be unlawful practices. Most Section 337 investigations involve allegations of patent or registered trademark infringement. Other forms of unfair competition, such as misappropriation of trade secrets, trade dress infringement, passing off, false advertising, and violations of the antitrust laws, may also be asserted.


Recent Complaints

Docket Number: 3036

Investigation Number: 3036

Complainant(s): Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. Valeo North America, Inc.

Respondent(s): Trico Components Trico Products Trico Products Corporation

Unfair Act Alleged: Patent Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 10/15/2014 Date of Institution:

Docket Number: 3035

Investigation Number: 3035

Complainant(s): Converse Inc.

Respondent(s): A-List, Inc. d/b/a Kitson Aldo Group Brian Lichtenberg, LLC Cmerit USA, Inc. d/b/a Gotta Flurt Dioniso SRL Edamame Kids, inc. Esquire Footwear, LLC FILA U.S.A., Inc. Fortune Dynamic, Inc. Fujian Xinya I&E Trading Co. Ltd. Gina Group, LLC H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP Highline United LLC d/b/a Ash Footwear USA Hitch Enterprises Pty Ltd. d/b/a Skeanie Iconix Brand Group, Inc. d/b/a Ed Hardy KMart Corporation Mamiye Imports LLC d/b/a Lilly of New York Nowhere Co., Ltd. d/b/a Bape OPPO Original Corp. Orange Clubwear, Inc. d/b/a Demonia Deviant Ositos Shoes, Inc. d/b/a Collection'O PW Shoes Inc. Ralph Lauren Corporation Shenzhen Foreversun Industrial Co., Ltd. (a/ka Shenzhen Foreversun Shoes Co., Ltd.) Shoe Sox Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Tory Burch LLC Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wenzhou Cereals Oils & Foodstuffs Foreign Trade Co. Ltd. Zhejiang Ouhai International Trade Co. Ltd. Zulily, Inc.

Unfair Act Alleged: Trademark Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 10/14/2014 Date of Institution:

Docket Number: 3033

Investigation Number: 934

Complainant(s): Nobel Biocare Services AG Nobel Biocare USA, LLC

Respondent(s): JJGC Industria e Comercio de Materiais Dentarios S/A Neodent USA, Inc.

Unfair Act Alleged: Patent Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 09/25/2014 Date of Institution:

Docket Number: 3032

Investigation Number: 3032

Complainant(s): DEKA Products Limited Partnership Segway Inc.

Respondent(s): Beijing Universal Pioneering Robotics Co., Ltd. Beijing Universal Pioneering Technology Co., Ltd. EcoBoomer Co., Ltd. FreeGo High-Tech Corporation Limited Freego USA, LLC Ninebot Inc. (China) Ninebot Inc. (USA) PowerUnion (Beijing) Tech Co. Ltd. Roboscooters.com Robstep Robot Co., Ltd. Shenzhen INMOTION Technologies Co. Ltd. Tech in the City UPTECH Robotics Technology Co., Ltd.

Unfair Act Alleged: Copyright Infringement Patent Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 09/09/2014 Date of Institution:

Docket Number: 3031

Investigation Number: 933

Complainant(s): Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. Valbruna Stainless, Inc.

Respondent(s): Bebitz Flanges Works Pvt. Ltd. Bebitz U.S.A. Flanschenwerk Bebitz GmbH Ta Chen International, Inc. Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd. Viraj - U.S.A., Inc. Viraj Holdings P. Ltd. Viraj Profiles Limited

Unfair Act Alleged: Trade Secret

Date Complaint Filed: 09/05/2014 Date of Institution: 10/10/2014