• Protect Your Intellectual Property From Infringing Imports: Section 337 Investigations
  • January 14, 2005 | Author: John Martin Jackson
  • Law Firm: Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Dallas Office
  • In recent years, a growing number of intellectual property owners have sought relief for unfair trade practices by initiating investigations before the International Trade Commission ("ITC") under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. ยง 1337 ("Section 337"). Section 337 allows intellectual property owners to obtain relief for unfair practices relating to imports, including, among other things, the importation of products that infringe United States patents and trademarks, misappropriation of trade secrets and false advertising.