On May 26, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Lighting Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-719).

The investigation is based on a May 3, 2010 complaint and a May 24, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Blumberg Industries, Inc. d/b/a Fine Art Lamps of Miami Lakes, Florida, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of decorative lighting fixtures that allegedly infringe U.S. Patent No. D570,038, U.S. Copyright Registration Nos. VA 1-399-618 and VA 1-415-353, and U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 3,703,710, 3,703,711, 3,700,479, and 3,700,480.  See our May 6, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Lights & More, Inc. of San Juan, Puerto Rico as the sole respondent in this investigation.

Further, Anne Goalwin of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that ALJ Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.