On June 11, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Archery Products and Related Marketing Materials (Inv. No. 337-TA-919).

The investigation is based on a May 9, 2014 complaint and May 27, 2014 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Bear Archery, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana and SOP Services, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain archery products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE38,096, 6,978,775, and 7,226,375, and related marketing materials that infringe U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 2,501,255 for the mark WHISKER BISCUIT ARROW REST and U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 3,312,392 for the mark WHISKER BISCUIT.  See our May 12, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.   

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Ningbo Topoint Outdoor Sports Co., Ltd. of China as the sole respondent in this investigation.

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