By Eric Schweibenz
On January 14, 2010, the ITC issued a Seizure and Forfeiture Order in Certain Recordable Compact Discs and Rewritable Compact Discs (Inv. No. 337-TA-474).

In the order, the ITC stated that the “U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (‘Customs’) has informed the Commission that (i) the owner, importer or consignee (or the agent of such person) of certain recordable compact discs and rewritable compact discs covered by a general exclusion order attempted to import the articles into the United States; (ii) Customs denied entry of the articles into the United States by reason of a final exclusion order; and (iii) upon such denial of entry, the Secretary of the Treasury provided the owner, importer, or consignee of the articles (or the agent of such person) with written notice of the aforesaid exclusion order and the fact that seizure and forfeiture would result from any further attempt to import the articles into the United States.”

Accordingly, the ITC ordered that “Recordable and Rewritable Compact Discs that are imported in violation of the general exclusion order issued in the above-captioned investigation are to be seized and forfeited to the United States, if imported by the following firm:  Unique Media, Inc., 2991 Corvin Dr., Santa Clara, California 95051, or any affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities, or any of their successors or assigns.”