By Eric Schweibenz
On November 15, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 16 in Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (Inv. No. 337-TA-1006).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 11, 2016 complaint filed by Daimler AG of Germany (“Daimler”) alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain passenger vehicle automotive wheels that infringe various design patents and trademarks owned by Daimler.  See our April 11, 2016 and June 16, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 16, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Complainant and Respondents American Tire Distributors Holdings, Inc. and American Tire Distributors, Inc. (collectively “American Tire”) to terminate the investigation as to American Tire based on entry of a consent order stipulation.