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Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels; Institution of Investigation

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels; Institution of Investigation

Lisa R. Barton
International Trade Commission
17 June 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 117 (Friday, June 17, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39711-39712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14337]


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 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1006]


Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels; Institution of 
Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on April 11, 2016, under section 
337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of 
Daimler AG of Stuttgart, Germany. Supplements to the Complaint were 
filed on April 28, 2016 and April 29, 2016. On May 2, 2016, the 
Commission voted on Complainant's request to postpone the determination 
on whether to institute an investigation based on the Complaint, which 
was approved by the Commission. See EDIS Doc. ID 580171 (May 3, 2016). 
Complainant further supplemented the Complaint on May 18, 2016. 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 
passenger vehicle automotive wheels by reason of infringement of U.S. 
Design Patent No. D542,211 (``the '211 patent''); U.S. Design Patent 
No. D582,330 (``the '330 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D656,078 
(``the '078 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D569,776 (``the '776 
patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D602,834 (``the '834 patent''); U.S. 
Design Patent No. D582,328 (``the '328 patent''); U.S. Design Patent 
No. D542,726 (``the '726 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D604,221 
(``the '221 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D570,760 (``the '760 
patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D544,823 (``the '823 patent''); U.S. 
Design Patent No. D486,437 (``the '437 patent''); U.S. Design Patent 
No. D562,207 (``the '207 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D635,904 
(``the '904 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D618,150 (``the '150 
patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D585,802 (``the '802 patent''); U.S. 
Design Patent No. D532,733 (``the '733 patent''); U.S. Design Patent 
No. D572,646 (``the '646 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D578,949 
(``the '949 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D638,772 (``the '772 
patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D522,946 (``the '946 patent''); U.S. 
Design Patent No. D638,766 (``the '766 patent''); and U.S. Design 
Patent No. D610,516 (``the '516 patent''); and U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 3,614,891 (``the '891 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 4,423,458 (``the '458 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 3,305,055 (``the '055 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 1,807,353 (``the '353 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 1,660,727 (``the '727 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 657,386 (``the '386 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 285,557 (``the '557 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 4,076,271 (``the '271 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 3,224,584 (``the '584 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 3,309,265 (``the '265 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,876,643 (``the '643 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,909,827 (``the '827 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,654,240 (``the '240 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,712,292 (``the '292 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,028,111 (``the '111 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,699,216 (``the '216 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,716,842 (``the '842 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,599,862 (``the '862 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,028,107 (``the '107 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 4,669,601 (``the '601 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 3,103,610 (``the '610 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 2,028,112 (``the '112 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No. 3,100,860 (``the '860 mark''); U.S. Trademark 
Registration No.

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2,026,254 (``the '254 mark''); U.S. Trademark Registration No. 
2,815,926 (``the '926 mark''); U.S. Trademark Registration No. 
3,221,423 (``the '423 mark''); U.S. Trademark Registration No. 
2,227,526 (``the '526 mark''); U.S. Trademark Registration No. 
3,019,109 (``the '109 mark''); U.S. Trademark Registration No. 
2,837,833 (``the '833 mark''); and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 
2,529,332 (``the '332 mark''). The complaint further alleges that an 
industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) 
of section 337.
    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.

ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information 
contained therein, is available for inspection during official business 
hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Room 112, Washington, 
DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are 
advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting 
the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. Persons with mobility 
impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the 
Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205-
2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be 
obtained by accessing its internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The 
public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's 
electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of Unfair Import 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 
205-2560.

    Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation 
is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 
and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2015).

    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, June 13, 2016, ordered that--
    (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine;
    (a) whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 
337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for 
importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of 
certain passenger vehicle automotive wheels by reason of infringement 
of the claims of the '211 patent, the '330 patent, the '776 patent, 
'726 patent, the '760 patent, the '823 patent, the '150 patent, the 
'733 patent, and the '772 patent, and whether an industry in the United 
States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
    (b) whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(C) of section 
337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for 
importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of 
certain passenger vehicle automotive wheels by reason of infringement 
of the '891 mark, the '458 mark, the '055 mark, the '353 mark, the '727 
mark, the '386 mark, the '557 mark, '271 mark, the '584 mark, the '265 
mark, the '643 mark, the '827 mark, the '240 mark, the '216 mark, the 
'842 mark, the '833 mark, and the '332 mark, and whether an industry in 
the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 
337;
    (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the 
following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of 
investigation shall be served:
    (a) The complainant is:

Daimler AG, Mercedesstrasse 137, 70327 Stuttgart, GERMANY

    (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in 
violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint 
is to be served:

A-Z Wheels LLC d/b/a UsaRim/UsaRim.com/Eurotech Wheels, 8925 Carroll 
Way, Suites C/D, San Diego, CA 92121
Galaxy Wheels & Tires, LLC, 8925 Carroll Way, Suites C/D, San Diego, CA 
92121
Infobahn International, Inc. d/b/a Infobahn/Eurotech/Eurotech Luxury, 
Wheels/Eurotech Wheels/UsaRim, 8925 Carroll Way, Suites C/D, San Diego, 
CA 92121
Amazon.com, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
A Spec Wheels & Tires LLC d/b/a A SPEC Wheels & Tires, 2035 American 
Avenue, Hayward, CA 94545
American Tire Distributors Holdings, Inc., 12200 Herbert Wayne Court, 
Suite 150, Huntersville, NC 28078
American Tire Distributors, Inc., 12200 Herbert Wayne Court, Suite 150, 
Huntersville, NC 28078
Onyx Enterprises Int'l, Corp. d/b/a CARiD.COM, 1 Corporate Drive Suite 
C, Cranbury, NJ 08512
O.E. Wheel Distributors, LLC, 1916 72nd Drive East, Sarasota, FL 34243
Powerwheels Pro, LLC, 1058 Highland Road, Waterford, MI 48328
Trade Union International Inc. d/b/a Topline, 4651 State Street, 
Montclair, CA 91763

    (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; 
and
    (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative 
Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the 
presiding Administrative Law Judge.
    Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be 
submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be 
considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after 
the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice 
of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the 
complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless 
good cause therefor is shown.
    Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each 
allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to 
constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations 
of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative 
law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, 
to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and 
to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing 
such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or 
a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: June 13, 2016.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-14337 Filed 6-16-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7020-02-P



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