The persistance of Spydie "rip offs"

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Allen E. Treat

The persistance of Spydie "rip offs"

Postby Allen E. Treat » Sat Nov 17, 2001 1:00 am

To : ALL Forumites



I was recently purusing the HEARTLAND

U.S.A. catalog and saw ( yet ! ) another

Spydie "rip off" ( NOT "knock off" as plagiargism is so commonplace in the knife

industry )! Sal, if you don't mind my

asking, how ( or why ) is it that you

tolerate such thievery ? How do the rest

of you forumites feel about this ?

Please advise.



A.E.T.

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Postby sal » Tue Nov 20, 2001 5:40 pm

Hi Allen. First of all, there is no "Patent Police". Enforcement is done via attorney and $. First we need to find out who is actually making or importing the knife, then we start punching. We have a big fist and haven't lost any infringment cases yet, but they keep coming up. General maintenance like spraying for bugs. It's always ongoing.

sal

Allen E. Treat

Postby Allen E. Treat » Tue Nov 20, 2001 6:32 pm

Dear Sal;
There is, however, Big Government
in the form of the Federal Trade Commission ( for those annoying, domestic
violator(s)). The REAL challenge is in
legal remedy ( and $$$$; sorry I over looked that!) against the foreign "rip offs". Just to let you know, I just
got my C 28BK "Dragonfly" in the mail &
will continue to be an avid supporter
of those knives Spyderco. Hope the other forumites don't stray.
Spydies; the next best thing to ( outdated ) switchblades.

Just my 2 cents worth

Sincerely,

A.E.T.

Allen E. Treat

Postby Allen E. Treat » Tue Nov 20, 2001 6:32 pm

Dear Sal;
There is, however, Big Government
in the form of the Federal Trade Commission ( for those annoying, domestic
violator(s)). The REAL challenge is in
legal remedy ( and $$$$; sorry I over looked that!) against the foreign "rip offs". Just to let you know, I just
got my C 28BK "Dragonfly" in the mail &
will continue to be an avid supporter
of those knives Spyderco. Hope the other forumites don't stray.
Spydies; the next best thing to ( outdated ) switchblades.

Just my 2 cents worth

Sincerely,

A.E.T.


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