Certain Vacuum Insulated Flasks and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 29, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Steel Technology, LLC d/b/a Hydro Flask of Bend, Oregon and Helen of Troy Limited of El Paso, Texas. A supplement was filed on August 18, 2020. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 vacuum insulated flasks and components thereof by reason of infringement of: (1) The sole claims of U.S. Design Patent No. D806,468 (``the '468 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D786,012 (``the '012 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D799,320 (``the '320 patent''); and (2) U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,055,784 (``the '784 trademark''); U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,295,365 (``the '365 trademark''); U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,176,888 (``the '888 trademark''); and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,806,282 (``the '282 trademark''). 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.