fixall wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:47 pm
They're based out of Bulgaria. Good luck enforcing U.S. trademark laws in another country. The trademark would have to be filed in Bulgaria.
And that's one of the many reasons I don't like trading with many of these 3rd World Countries that have no respect at all for other people's intellectual property rights and patent rights. Japan and other countries economically similar to them on the other hand seem to have considerably more respect for established intellectual property rights.
Now in the big picture I'm not without compassion for some of these poor countries that are trying to pull themselves up economically. However doing it illegally and immorally doesn't gain them any respect from those who did do it the legal and honest way with hard work and true innovation.
People like Sal and the Spyderco Company in general should have all the legal protection that our government can offer IMO. That's why we have the laws we have and an overall sense of order in the business world of the USA. But on the flip side of the coin I don't want to see US companies stealing intellectual property from those of other countries either that are poor with limited resources that can't defend themselves. We must have to have a level playing field with solid rules.