Certain Pocket Lighters; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 6, 2018, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of BIC Corporation of Shelton, Connecticut. Supplements were filed on December 18, 2018 and February 1, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain pocket lighters by reason of infringement of U.S. Trademark Registration No. 1,761,622 (``the '622 mark'') and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,278,917 (``the '917 mark''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.