ITC Section 337 Investigations

Supporting Companies Through ITC Section 337 Investigations

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is an independent, quasi-judicial, federal agency that is responsible for resolving intellectual property and unfair competition disputes concerning imported products. Such unfair import disputes are known as Section 337 investigations and typically involve patent, trade secret, trademark, trade dress, and other forms of intellectual property, as well as unfair practices such as false advertising, anticompetitive acts, and business torts.

The ITC Section 337 Group at Merchant & Gould focuses on these investigations. Our group is led by skilled attorneys with years of experience in Section 337 matters and supported by a diverse, tech-focused litigation practice.

Imported Goods Infringement, Unfair Competition & Cross-Border Trade Protection

Our ITC Section 337 Group sits in our firm’s litigation practice and serves all clients regardless of industry. The group handles both patent and non-patent (trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, and false advertising) matters under Section 337.

Clients we serve include both companies that have significantly invested in U.S. operations suffering from IP infringement or unfair competition related to imported products and businesses defending against allegations of IP infringement or unfair competition with respect to their U.S. imports. Among the clients we serve are businesses that could benefit from the unique strengths of Section 337 investigations for brand protection and enforcement via utility and design patent, trademark, and trade dress rights.

Experienced Bench of IP & Technology Attorneys

The core of our ITC Section 337 Group is based in the Washington, DC area and focuses on unfair import investigations before the ITC. The group also includes experienced IP attorneys across Merchant & Gould, enabling the group to handle any intellectual property, technological, or brand protection issue that may arise in a Section 337 investigation.

Section 337 investigations combine traditional IP matters, such as patent, copyright, or trademark infringement or trade secret misappropriation; business and competitive issues; financial accounting and economics; trial practice and administrative procedure; and political savvy. The uniqueness of these cases requires attorneys with a mix of IP law experience, litigation skills, technical expertise, and financial knowledge, all of which our ITC Section 337 Group is well equipped to provide.

From initial pre-complaint diligence through trial and appeals, the attorneys and staff at Merchant & Gould have the experience and expertise necessary to get positive results for our clients. As a global law firm that has focused on IP work for more than 120 years, our attorneys understand how international trade and intellectual property affect a company’s ability to grow.

 

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12/20/21
IP Firm Merchant & Gould Launches ITC Practice
By Adrian CruzLaw360 (December 6, 2021, 4:36 PM EST) --Intellectual property firm Merchant & Gould PC has launched a U.S. International Trade Commission practice group with a specialty in Section 337 investigations, the firm said Monday.Merchant & ...
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12/7/21
Merchant & Gould unveils ITC specialist litigation group
Merchant & Gould has unveiled its new International Trade Commission (ITC) group, specialising in Section 337 investigations. The ITC Section 337 investigations group will sit within the firm’s litigation practice, handling both patent ...
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12/7/21
Merchant & Gould adds new ITC-specialized litigation group
KNOXVILLE – Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property (IP) law firm that has helped innovators around the globe since 1900, is pleased to announce its new International Trade Commission (ITC) Group, specializing in Section 337 ...
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12/6/21
Merchant & Gould Adds New ITC-Specialized Litigation Group
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce its new International Trade Commission (ITC) Group, specializing in Section 337 investigations before the ITC and expanding the firm’s capabilities at a critical time in our global economy.The ITC Section 337 ...
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12/6/21
Merchant & Gould launch ITC-specialist litigation group
The ITC Section 337 investigations group, which will sit within the firm’s litigation practice, will handle both patent and non-patent issues (trademark, trade dress, false advertising and trade secrets) under Section 337.Read more here. 
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12/6/21
Merchant & Gould Adds New ITC-Specialized Litigation Group
Merchant & Gould P.C., a national Intellectual Property (IP) law firm that has helped innovators around the globe since…Read more here.
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12/6/21
Merchant Gould Adds New Trade Litigation Group
The intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould PC, with has an office in Knoxville and six other cities, has added a new practice group that will focus on disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Read more here.
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11/3/21
IP Firm Merchant & Gould Adds 3 Attys In DC Area
Law360 is helping us welcome our newest partner Josh Hartman and two associates, Kate Mayer and Hayley Ostrin, to our D.C.-area office.  Collectively, they add Section 337 litigation experience to our IP platform.  Read more here: IP Firm Merchant ...
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10/22/21
Merchant & Gould Hires Two Associates in D.C.-Area Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to have welcomed associates Catherine (Kate) S. Mayer and Hayley Ostrin to its legal team on Oct. 12.  Both Kate and Hayley specialize in Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), ...
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10/4/21
Joshua Hartman Joins Merchant & Gould’s D.C.-Area Office as Partner
Specializes in disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission, expanding the national IP firm’s capabilities Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Joshua Hartman joined as a partner on Sept. 1, adding his International Trade Commission ...