ITC Judge Makes Waves With Injunction Ruling

Law360, New York (January 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- For the first time in its 75-year history, a judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) has rejected a $40 million claim that an injunction was violated after a product redesign, according to the law firm representing a German auto parts manufacturer.

Almost exclusively, an importer accused of failing to comply to import restrictions leveled against it is actually still infringing because the company’s product redesign wasn’t sufficient. In this case, the judge rejected the claim that enough hadn’t been done.

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