ITC Issues Exclusion Order On Tattoo Equipment Imports

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday issued a limited exclusion order against three importers of ink-injecting needle cartridges found to be infringing on a German tattoo machine manufacturer’s U.S. patent.

The commission issued the order against T-Tech Tattoo Device Inc., Yiwu Beyond Tattoo Equipments Co. Ltd., and Guangzhou Pengcheng Cosmetology Firm for their violations of the Tariff Act of 1930 through the importation of several tattoo devices infringing on patents owned by Mt. Derm GmbH of Berlin, Germany.

The ITC had previously found Yiwu and...
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