News Release 23-023
Inv. No(s). 337-TA-1355
Contact: Elizabeth Nesbitt , 202-205-1819
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to institute an investigation of compact wallets and components thereof. The products at issue in the investigation are described in the Commission’s notice of investigation.
The investigation is based on a complaint filed by The Ridge Wallet LLC of Santa Monica, CA, on February 6, 2023, and supplemented on February 21, 2023. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of compact wallets and components thereof that infringe both a patent asserted by the complainant and trade dress. The complainant requests that the USITC issue a general exclusion order, a permanent limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
The USITC has identified the following respondents in this investigation:
- Rosemar Enterprise LLC d/b/a RossM Wallet of Palm Springs, CA;
- Mosaic Brands, Inc. d/b/a Storus, of Alamo, CA;
- INSGG of Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China;
- Shenzhen Swztech Co., Ltd d/b/a SWZA of Shenzhen, GuangDong, China; and
- ARW of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
By instituting this investigation (337-TA-1355), the USITC has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case. The USITC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the USITC’s administrative law judges (ALJ), who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing. The ALJ will make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation of section 337; that initial determination is subject to review by the Commission.
The USITC will make a final determination in the investigation at the earliest practicable time. Within 45 days after institution of the investigation, the USITC will set a target date for completing the investigation. USITC remedial orders in section 337 cases are effective when issued and become final 60 days after issuance unless disapproved for policy reasons by the U.S. Trade Representative within that 60-day period.