IS THE NEXT BATTLE FOR AIRSOFT SUPREMACY ABOUT TO BE FOUGHT IN THE WORLD’S COURT ROOMS?
HOT NEWS IN FROM MADBULL AIRSOFT, AS THEY ANNOUNCE “OPERATION COPYCAT”
“Madbull Airsoft will also begin to work with more than 20 US Firearm companies for “Operation Copycat” an international operation to combat all unauthorized copies from Asia. This largescale operation will be run by several law firms, Customs Agencies, and local law enforcement.
Most unauthorized copies are 1:1 scale which can be easily applied to a real firearm. This poses a problem because whereas they are 100% visual copies they are not constructed by the same materials and do not possess the same build quality. This is a huge risk to any end user since it’s highly probable that the copy will malfunction and cause serious damage to both the weapon and user. Many of these firearm companies receive damaged returns which turn out to be an unauthorized copy that has failed but bare all the correct trademarks but were manufactured in Asia. Note that all these copies were imported illegally and that any product baring unauthorized trademarks or trade dress is against the law.
IT SEEMS FROM THE NEW RELEASE THAT THIS IS MORE A CONCERN THAT AIRSOFT PRODUCTS ARE BEING USED ON REAL-STEEL GUNS, FOR WHICH MANY PARTS ARE NOT MANUFACTURED TO WITHSTAND THE MASSIVELY-HIGHER OPERATING TEMPERATURES, RECOIL STRESSES AND HEAT OF TRUE FIREARMS…
“But it’s not all bad news; some good news is that a few Asian manufacturers have given us their full cooperation with our efforts. A notable mention would be, Tokyo Marui, a highly reputable company.
We at Madbull highly encourage other airsoft manufacturers and players to support legal, authorized, and officially licensed products. This is a win-win for all; licensors (who respectively pay to use trademarks), real steel manufacturers (for all their hard work and countless hours developing these products), and players who get to enjoy 1:1 scaled airsoft only authorized replicas. All the royalties paid is motivation for real firearm companies to continue to create more great and exciting products. This benefits both the real gun industry along with the airsoft industry and ultimately you the airsoft player.”
MADBULL DOES NOT NAME THE COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN “OPERATION COPYCAT,” BUT THEY DO CURRENTLY POST THE FOLLOWING MANUFACTURES’ LOGOS ON THEIR WEBSITE, AS LICENSED PARTNERS:
THUMPY IS IN CONTACT WITH A NUMBER OF US-BASED REAL-STEEL SOURCES FOR FOLLOW-UP, AND WE HAVE ALSO REACHED OUT TO MADBULL FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THEIR NEWS RELEASE….WE’LL HAVE THE UPDATES AND INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW!