ITC To Probe Remote Control IP Claims

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 2:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Thursday to investigate radio control hobby transmitters and receivers imported by two Chinese companies after Illinois-based Horizon Hobby Inc. lodged a complaint accusing them of predatory trademark and patent infringement.

Horizon Hobby's amended complaint, lodged Feb. 28 in the ITC, seeks orders blocking Koko Technology Ltd. and Cyclone Toy & Hobby, both based in Shenzhen, China, from importing devices typically used for radio-controlled cars or airplanes.

Horizon Hobby's complaint says the respondents' alleged infringement is rampant and that their counterfeiting...
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