On June 26, 2015, the Commission issued its final decision in Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles, Inv. No. 337-TA-923. The Commission found a violation of Section 337 based on respondent’s infringement of claim 4 of U.S. Patent No. 8,485,565 and issued a general exclusion order (“GEO”) prohibiting the unlicensed importation of infringing loom kits for creating linked articles. In particular, the Commission found that a GEO was necessary to prevent circumvention of a limited exclusion order because (a) manufacturers of infringing look kits could ship kits without manufacturer identification, (b) online sales by anonymous vendors would allow the defaulting respondents to circumvent a limited exclusion order, and (c) the modest tooling costs to make loom kits constituted low barriers to entry into the loom kit market. The Commission also found “a pattern of violation of . . . section  and [that] it [would be] difficult to identify the source of infringing products” based on the number of exporters of loom kits to the U.S. and the other facts that made circumvention likely. Unlike limited exclusion orders, which are limited to the articles imported, sold for importation, or sold after importation by the named respondents and their affiliates, a GEO is an in rem remedy that excludes all covered articles irrespective of whether the articles were imported, sold for importation, or sold after importation by a respondent. The Commission also imposed a bond during the Presidential Review phase of the investigation equal to 100 percent of the entered value of the covered articles. The Commission did not enter a cease and desist order.