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Old 12-07-2019, 11:42 AM
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:43 PM
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"Cutting in to the market"? At the store where I work we sell 1 T/CR22 to every 100 Ruger 10/22. If Ruger has their panties in such a wad they had better take a look at Kidd, Volquatrsen, Magnum Research, and now Bergara. Better throw Brownell's in there, too.
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:47 PM
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When is a 10/.22 not a 10/.22?

I thought it interesting, the definition given of "plinking". If I had been writing that or a similar article I'm not sure I would have thought to define "plinking".
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Old 12-07-2019, 07:55 PM
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The thing is, that ALL patents have an expiration date, and the 10/22 is probably way past its expiration date, so anyone thats wants to can copy it.
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It's a trademark infringement case not a patent infringement case. Ruger is arguing that their 10/22's iconic "look" is being usurped by Smith and Wesson's version. A trademark registration may remain in force for potentially unlimited consecutive ten-year periods under US law.
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Which one of the iconic looks, of the various models Ruger's had over the years, did Ruger pick? Al wondered to himself bewilderedly in a judge like daze.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:14 PM
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Probably the curved shape of the trigger.
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Which one of the iconic looks, of the various models Ruger's had over the years, did Ruger pick? Al wondered to himself bewilderedly in a judge like daze.
I believe Ruger is asking the court to force TC to stop producing the T/CR22. Must look similar to the 10-22.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:30 PM
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Here's a PDF link to the lawsuit.

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.town...72a250.pdf.pdf
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:01 AM
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Ruger is arguing that their 10/22's iconic "look" is being usurped by Smith and Wesson's version. .
Couldn't prove it by me.



I'll bet their real concern is that TC will pick up market share via their brilliant move of being compatible with "most" aftermarket parts designed for the Ruger.
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Just the corporate bean counters doing what they do best, squeezing every drop of blood they can.
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After reading through that long pdf and comparing the pictures it certainly looks to me to be almost an exact copy. I'm on Ruger's side on this. Looks to me like someone is trying to get a slice of Ruger's pie.
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You could apply that logic to today's cars and trucks. Airplanes too. Even motorcycles. If you cherry pick details like Ruger is.
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The only difference is parts from different brand cars, trucks and airplanes don't fit on other brands. Even the advertising states parts and accessories from the 10/22 will fit on S&W's rifle. Sounds like a close copy to me.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:46 AM
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Didnít JEEP sue the makers of the HUMVEE because of the 7 openings in the grill?

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