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Zimmerman's Research Guide


United States International Trade Commission (ITC)

The U.S. International Trade Commission "provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement."

The Commission's Web site provides information about the Commission and its publications, investigations and cases (www.usitc.gov).

The ITC has an RSS Feed Generator that notifies you when petitions, complaints and other documents are filed with the ITC. Otherwise, you can just check the docket notification page periodically, or use a system like Change Detection to track changes for you. Commercial services like Docket Navigator also allow you to track individual dockets and to set up alerts for new case filings involving a particular party.

ITC opinions and other documents back to 1975 are searchable on Westlaw (FINT-ITC). Section 337 dockets and filings are available on Courtlink, Docket Navigator, and BloombergLaw.

Documents filed in ITC cases are available free through the EDIS system.

The U.S. International Trade Library on HeinOnline contains a large collection of ITC materials going back to 1966. Many concern Section 337, which provides for expedited proceedings before the ITC to decide patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims concerning imported goods.

See Also
Federal Trade Commission
International Trade
United States Court of International Trade

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