Don’t Wait For Service Under the Federal Rules – Go to the ITC, ITC Blog

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One of the advantages of bringing a dispute to the ITC is the ease with which service of process can be accomplished against foreign respondents. Unlike in district court, the rules at the ITC merely require that the ITC mail the complaint to the respondent – service is complete upon mailing. This advantage is especially significant since some reports indicate that service of foreign defendants, such as Chinese corporations, in district court is taking as long as 2 years.

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