On September 8, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 12 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel's trade dress. See our June 27, 2016 and July 26, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Essex granted a motion filed by Respondent Jinhua Kingwe Electrical Co. Ltd. to terminate the investigation based on entry of a consent order.