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In the Matter of Certain Automotive Parts; Notice of Investigation

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AGENCY:

U.S. 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 December 6, 2005, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Ford Global Technologies, LLC of Dearborn, Michigan. An amended complaint was filed on December 12, 2005, and a supplemental letter was filed on December 22, 2005. The amended 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 automotive parts by reason of infringement of U.S. Design Patent Nos. D495,979, D496,890, D492,801, D501,685, D493,552, D497,579, D503,135, D491,119, D489,299, D489,658, D496,615, D503,912, D502,561, and D492,044. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent general exclusion order and cease and desist orders.

ADDRESSES:

The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is 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 docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Juan Cockburn, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Start Printed Page 365Investigations, 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 of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2005).

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Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on December 27, 2005, 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 automotive parts by reason of infringement of U.S. Design Patent Nos. D495,979, D496,890, D492,801, D501,685, D493,552, D497,579, D503,135, D491,119, D489,299, D489,658, D496,615, D503,912, D502,561, or D492,044, 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 complainant is—Ford Global Technologies, LLC, 600 Parklane Towers East, One Parklane Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48126.

(b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served:

Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc., 700 East Bonita, Pomona, California 91767.

U.S. Autoparts Network, Inc., 17150 S. Margay Avenue, Carson, California 90746.

Gordon Auto Body Parts Co., Ltd., No. 48, Nei-Shi Road, Lu Chu Hsiang, Taoyuan County, Taiwan 338.

Y.C.C. Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd., No. 21, Si Chou Road, Si Hai Village, Ta Yan Hsiang, Tao-yuan Hsien, Taiwan.

TYC Brother Industrial Co., Ltd., 72-2 Shin-leh Road, Tianan, Taiwan.

Depo Auto Parts Ind. Co., Ltd., No. 20-3 Nan Shih Lane, Lu Kang, Chang-Hwa, Hslen, Taiwan 505.

(c) Juan Cockburn, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 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 Paul J. Luckern 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 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 respondents, 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 general exclusion order or cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: December 28, 2005.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. E5-8256 Filed 1-3-06; 8:45 am]

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