Ruger takes Smith & Wesson to court over its iconic .22-caliber rifle

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Ruger takes Smith & Wesson to court over its iconic .22-caliber rifle

#1 Post by wm » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:21 pm

Ruger takes Smith & Wesson to court over its iconic .22-caliber rifle


https://www.unionleader.com/news/busine ... 2c895.html


I think Ruger did something similar last year when it after RIA/Armscor.

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#2 Post by ChuteTheMall » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:09 pm

Ruger better be careful, lest Colt sue them over their Blackhawk and Vaquero copies of the famous Single Action Army. And their 1911 models.
And Kel-Tec might sue them for their LCP copies of the P3AT.

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#3 Post by Rusty » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:43 pm

I'm amazed that the patent hasn't expired on the 10/22.
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#4 Post by Pisgah » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:24 am

Rusty wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:43 pm
I'm amazed that the patent hasn't expired on the 10/22.
I don't think it's the patent, or functional design, they are suing over. It's the trademark, which includes such things as the overall look of the gun. Pretty thin to me...

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#5 Post by J Miller » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:22 pm

If this is over the Model 597 I see little if any similarity to Ruger's 10-22. Sounds like Remington has a product that people are buying and Ruger can't stand the competition.

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#6 Post by wm » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:49 pm

Ruger is suing S&W which owns Thompson Center over their 10/22 clone (called TCR/22). TC advertises that the TCR/22 accepts 10/22 magazines and most 10/22 accessories

https://www.tcarms.com/firearms/semi-automatic/t-cr22

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#7 Post by J Miller » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:54 pm

wm wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Ruger is suing S&W which owns Thompson Center over their 10/22 clone (called TCR/22). TC advertises that the TCR/22 accepts 10/22 magazines and most 10/22 accessories

https://www.tcarms.com/firearms/semi-automatic/t-cr22

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#8 Post by Old No7 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:23 pm

Wait a second...

Isn't this the same Ruger that blatantly COPIED the Kel-Tec P3AT when they released their LCP 380 ? ? ?

Oh I see, it's OK for them to do it......................... :roll:

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#9 Post by 1894c » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:17 pm

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#10 Post by marlinman93 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:45 am

Considering how many companies have built accessories designed specifically for, and advertised as fitting the 10-22, I'm surprised Ruger would sue anyone? And Volquartzen built a copy of the 10-22 long ago, and started a business out of making 10-22 accessories and advertising them.
Is Ruger that desperate for money that they need more from S&W? I would think they'd be flattered that S&W used a design that accepted Ruger accessories?
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#11 Post by piller » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:53 am

Sort of my thinking, too.
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