U.S. International Trade Commission.
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on May 3, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Hyundai Motor America, Inc. of Fountain Valley, California and Hyundai Motor Company of the Republic of Korea. Supplements to the complaint were filed on May 22, 2019, and May 23, 2019. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain replacement automotive service and collision parts and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more of U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 1,104,727; 3,991,863; 1,569,538; and 4,065,195. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute.
The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. Start Printed Page 26704to 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Katherine Hiner, Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-1802.
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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, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2019).
Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on May 31, 2019, 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)(C) 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 products identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 1,104,727; 3,991,863; 1,569,538; and 4,065,195; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
(2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language description of the accused products or category of accused products, which defines the scope of the investigation, is “Gray Market Hyundai Parts in the following sub-categories: Belts, body exterior and interior parts, brakes, wheel hubs, cooling system parts, drivetrain parts, electrical parts, emission parts, engine parts, exhaust parts, fuel/air pumps, oil/air/cabin air filters and parts, heat and A/C parts, ignition parts, steering parts, suspension parts, transmission parts, wheels and parts, wiper and washer parts, and accessories.”
(3) 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:
Hyundai Motor America, Inc., 10550 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Hyundai Motor Company, 231 YangJae-Dong, Seocho-gu Seoul 137-938, Republic of Korea
(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:
Direct Technologies International, Inc., d/b/a DTI, Inc., 1800 NE 171st Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
AJ Auto Spare Parts FZE, Office/Warehouse No. RA08TC06, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
John Auto Spare Parts Co. LLC, Building 15—Jafza 15, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cuong Anh Co. Ltd., Lot 5, Gian Khau Industrial Parks, GiaTran Village, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam
(4) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge.
The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not be named as a party to this investigation.
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(e) 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 respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.
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By order of the Commission.
Issued: June 3, 2019.
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-11927 Filed 6-6-19; 8:45 am]
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