On December 14, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Computer Cables, Chargers, Adapters, Peripheral Devices And Packaging Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-975).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 12, 2015 complaint filed by Belkin International, Inc. of Playa Vista, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain computer cables, chargers, adapters, peripheral devices, and packaging containing the same that infringe Belkin’s BELKIN registered trademarks, namely U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 2,339,459; 2,339,460; 4,168,379; and 4,538,212.  See our November 12, 2015 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Dongguan Pinte Electronic Co., Ltd. and Dongguan Shijie Fresh Electronic Products Factory—both of China—as the respondents.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Bullock issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.