US Customs Continues to Deny the Entry

The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (Customs) has informed the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) that they have denied entry of certain products into the United States based on a General Exclusion Order (GEO). In response, USITC issued a series of seizure and forfeiture orders against several companies, including:

  • California-based Emerald Recycling LLC by reason of 337-TA-918 General Exclusion Order (GEO) violation;
  • California-based Smart and Easy Corp. and California-based LTS Consumables Inc. by reason of 337-TA-691 GEO violation;
  • New Jersey-based Carla Seminario, California-based Prinko Image Co. (USA) Inc. and California-based LTS Consumables Inc. by reason of 337-TA-565 GEO violation.

In May 2014, Canon filed a complaint with the USITC against 34 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of toner cartridges for infringement of its nine U.S. patents. On August 31, 2015, the USITC officially granted a GEO on the 337-TA-918 investigation.

In September 23, 2009, Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto, Hewlett-Packard CA and Hewlett-Packard USA filed a lawsuit against 11 companies, claiming they infringed four patents. The USITC instituted a 337-TA-691 investigation on October 29, 2009 and issued a GEO on January 7, 2011.

The USITC instituted the 337-TA-565 investigation on March 23, 2006, based on a complaint filed by Epson Portland, Inc. of Oregon; Epson America, Inc. of California; and Seiko Epson Corporation of Japan (collectively “Epson”), alleging violation by 24 companies located in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, and the United States.

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