June 15, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that resulted in an import ban on some older model Samsung phones. Samsung has been seeking to overturn the ban, while Apple was trying to ...[read more]
October 9, 2013
by Max Slater
US President Barack Obama's administration on Tuesday upheld a decision by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to ban some Samsung products on the grounds that the products infringed on designs patented by Apple. US Trade Representative Michael Froman declared that the import ban would ...[read more]
August 4, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The Obama administration on Saturday overturned a US trade panel ban on the sale of older iPads and iPhones. In June the US International Trade Commission (ITC) banned the import or sale of AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G after finding that the devices violated a ...[read more]
July 13, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Microsoft Corp filed a lawsuit on Thursday against US Customs officials accusing them of refusing to follow an import ban issued in May 2012 against Google, Inc. by the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The trade agency had issued the ban after deciding that Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday issued a limited import ban and a cease-and-desist order against Apple for AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G after finding the devices violate a patent held by Samsung Electronics. The ruling states that Apple ...[read more]
December 4, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Swedish telecom company Ericsson filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission on Friday against Samsung seeking an import ban on Samsung's Galaxy line of products. This came just three days after Ericsson filed suit against Samsung in the US District Court for the Eastern District ...[read more]
March 25, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 25, 2011, the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) granted Canada's request to hear its challenge of the European Union (EU)'s ban on the import of seal products. Canada had requested establishment of a panel to hear the dispute in January 2010. Canada contended ...[read more]
March 26, 2011
by Aman Kakar
The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday granted Canada's request to hear its dispute of the EU's ban on the import of seal products. Canada requested establishment of a panel to hear the dispute in February. In its request, Canada alleges that the seal ban is ...[read more]
October 28, 2010
by Sarah Posner
The EU Court of Justice has reinstated a ban on the import of seal products, according to a ruling released Thursday rejecting challenges by Canada's Inuit hunters and fur traders. Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009, which recognizes seals as "sentient beings that can experience pain, distress, fear ...[read more]
January 14, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
Representatives of Canada's Inuit population on Wednesday announced a lawsuit against the European Union (EU) challenging its impending ban on the sale of seal products. The suit, filed in the General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU, seeks to overturn Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009, whic... ...[read more]

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