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Notice of Investigation; Certain Shirts With Pucker-Free Seams and Methods of Producing Same; Corrected;

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AGENCY:

International Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 1, 2004, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C.1337, on behalf of TALTECH Limited of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, TAL Apparel Limited of Kowloon, Hong Kong, and The Apparel Group Limited of Addison, Texas. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on July 21, 2004. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain shirts with pucker-free seams by reason of infringement of claims 1, 4, 20, and 22 of U.S. Patent No. 5,568,779; claims 1, 11, 19, and 26 of U.S. Patent No. 5,590,615; claims 1, 3, 13, and 16 of U.S. Patent No. 5,713,292; and claims 16, 19, 35, and 38 of U.S. Patent No. 6,079,343. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order.

ADDRESSES:

The complaint and supplement, except for any confidential information contained therein, are available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic document information system (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Juan Cockburn, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 202-205-2572.

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Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules Start Printed Page 47958of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2003).

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Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on July 29, 2004, Ordered That

(1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain shirts with pucker-free seams by reason of infringement of claims 1, 4, 20, or 22 of U.S. Patent No. 5,568,779; claims 1, 11, 19, or 26 of U.S. Patent No. 5,590,615; claims 1, 3, 13, or 16 of U.S. Patent No. 5,713,292; or claims 16, 19, 35, or 38 of U.S. Patent No. 6,079,343; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

(2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served:

(a) The complainants are—TALTECH Limited, Trident Corporate Services, Ltd., Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. TAL Apparel Limited, TAL Building, 4th Floor, 49 Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The Apparel Group Limited 5080 Spectrum Drive, Suite 800 East Addison, TX 75001

(b) The respondents are the following companies alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Esquel Apparel, Inc. 14 East 33rd Street, 11N New York, NY 10016. Esquel Enterprises, Ltd., 12/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

(c) Juan Cockburn, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, S.W., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436, who shall be the Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation; and

(3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Charles E. Bullock is designated as the presiding administrative law judge.

Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting the responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown.

Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of a limited exclusion order or cease and desist order or both directed against such respondent.

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Issued: August 3, 2004.

By order of the Commission.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 04-18014 Filed 8-5-04; 8:45 am]

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