This text helps the reader to understand the nature and operation of Section 337 of the US Tariff Act, and how it has become effective in protecting the intellectual property rights of firms engaged in domestic US activities. It covers all the practical information necessary to bring a Section 337 proceeding before the US International Trade Commission and examines all aspects of the law and practice. The volume also explores the implications of NAFTA and GATT.
The background to Section 337; rationale behind the processes in the federal district court - jurisdiction, discovery and motion practice; practical information for bringing an action - duty of candour and the right to counsel; modifications to Section 337 under NAFTA and GATT. (Part contents)