Litepanels have filed a 337 complaint with the United States International Trade Commission or USITC. What it means in a nutshell is they are seeking it appears to halt importation of what they see as unfair importing of competitors lights, and light components. A section 337 complaint lodged with the USITC is usually used by a company that believes their trademark, copyrights, or trade secrets are being infringed upon. A 337 complaint can also cover the importation of gray market goods, or if a company feels that there is unfair unhealthy competition and also if there is anti-trust violations.
Interesting list of Respondents : FLOLIGHT, IKAN, PROMPTER, Cool Lights, STELLAR LIGHTING SYSTEMS.
The USITC has thirty days to determine whether or not to initiate a Section 337 investigation, but if they do proceed then Section 337 cases are swift with outcome decisions usually made within 12 to 16 months.
Document Type: 337 Complaint
Filed By: William D. Belanger
Firm/Org: Pepper Hamilton LLP
Behalf Of: Litepanels, Inc., and Litepanels
Date Received: August 3, 2011
Commodity: Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices and Components Thereof
Description: Letter to James R. Holbein, Secretary, USITC, requesting that the Commission conduct an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended regarding Certain LED Photographic Lighting devices and Components Thereof . The proposed respondents are FLOLIGHT, LLC, Campbell, CA; PROMPTER PEOPLE, INC., Campbell, CA; IKAN CORPORATION, Houston, TX; ADVANCED BUSINESS COMPUTER SERVICES, LLC, d/b/a Cool Lights USA, Reno, NV; ELATION LIGHTING, INC, Los Angeles, CA; FOTODIOX INC., Waukegan, IL; FUZHOU F&V PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., China; YUYAO LISHUAI PHOTO-FACILITY CO., LTD., China; YUYAO FOTODIOX PHOTO EQUIPMENT CO., LTD; SHANTOU NANGUANG PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD, China; VISIO LIGHT, INC., Taiwan; TIANJIN WUQING HUANYU FILM AND TV EQUIPMENT FACTORY, China; STELLAR LIGHTING SYSTEMS, Los Angeles, CA; and YUYAO LILY COLLECTION CO., LTD., China.
Status: Pending Institution