ITC Issues Seizure Orders on Behalf of HP

Acting on behalf of HP Inc., the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently issued two seizure and forfeiture orders against Kingswell Technology of Hong Kong and LD Products of Long Beach, California. The two companies are said to be attempting to import ink and toner cartridges and components that infringe on HP patents into the United States.

The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection was alerted to any Kingswell or LD Productions toner or ink products coming into the United States, which are covered by a general exclusion order that prevents the products from entering the United States.

U.S. Customs is currently denying the entry of these ink and toner products into the United States, and “provided the owner, importer or consignee of the articles (or agent of such person) with written notice of the aforesaid exclusion order and the fact that seizure and forfeiture would result from any further attempt to import the articles into the United States.”

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