Litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission in cases brought under Section 337 of the Tariff Act is fast paced and highly specialized. Our experienced intellectual property litigators have represented both Complainants and Respondents in a wide variety of patent, trademark, and unfair competition cases before ITC.

From multinational corporations to Fortune 500 companies, clients trust in our team to strategically and effectively represent them in Section 337 Investigations and other ITC matters.

Representative Matters

In matters before the ITC, our attorneys have represented:

  • Highline United, LLC, in a dispute in which the ITC invalidated both the common law and registered trademarks for Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star shoe and confirmed that Highline’s ASH branded footwear did not infringe the asserted marks.
  • Thunderbird Films, Inc., a Canadian production company, in a case brought regarding the originality of a broadcast television program and allegedly unfair methods of competition.
  • An entertainment and publication client in one of the largest Section 337 actions before the ITC under the federal Tariff Act to exclude goods brought into the county in violation of U.S. patent laws.
  • Two respondents in a Section 337 Investigation based on a complaint filed by Seiko Epson Corporation and others. Investigation No. 337-TA-565, In the Matter of Certain Ink Cartridges and Components Thereof. Represented the clients when a second printer company (Canon) initiated a case, and in the corresponding district court cases.