When Is Modifying Trade Exclusion Orders Appropriate?

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 12:07 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission issues exclusion orders when the importation of certain goods into the United States infringes upon U.S. intellectual property rights. Typically, exclusion orders are issued against named parties who import a product that infringes, in the form of a limited exclusion order (LEO). Only in special circumstances are exclusion orders issued against all importers of an infringing product, in the form of a general exclusion order (GEO). After the commission issues an exclusion order, the order is then interpreted and enforced by...
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