ITC To Take Up Emerson Garbage Disposal Patent Claim

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate claims brought by Emerson Electric Co. that Anaheim Manufacturing Co. infringed a patent and trademark covering its InSinkErator kitchen garbage disposal, according to a Federal Register notice set to be published Friday.

Missouri-based Emerson filed the complaint with the ITC on March 16, accusing Anaheim of violating Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing and selling look-alike kitchen sink garbage disposals, causing confusion among consumers as to the producer.

The ITC voted April 16 to initiate...
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