KRISS USA has filed legal actions for the unlawful distribution of unlicensed KRISS Vector replicas.
February 5, 2018 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA, designer and manufacturer of the KRISS® Vector family of firearms and training replicas, has filed the first suits against four firms in Canada for the violation of its intellectual property rights through the unlawful distribution of unlicensed reproductions of the KRISS® Vector automatic electric airsoft gun. Further legal actions are also being prepared against entities in Europe, South America and Asia.
“Preventing the unlawful distribution of replica KRISS USA products is vital to maintaining the integrity of our brand and the trust we’ve built with our customers.” States Tim Seargeant, KRISS USA’s Marketing Manager. “Intellectual property theft, and distribution, is not only dishonest, but it also does a major disservice to the community by confusing customers and exposing them to potential risks due to inferior or non-compliant products. We have, amongst other, fielded communications from individuals who have purchased replica KRISS® Vector AEGs under the guise that it was an officially licensed KRISS® Vector; only to discover that they had paid for an unlicensed reproduction that does not have the full customer support of KRISS USA. We are committed to the healthy growth of airsoft through honest business practices, which is why it is our duty to actively prevent the dissemination of illegitimate products.”
KRISS USA is an innovation leader in firearms technology, revolutionizing firearms operating systems and designs with the KRISS Vector Submachine Gun. KRISS USA is heavily invested in the technology and design of the KRISS Vector, including non-lethal, training and recreational shooting models through its brand KRYTAC®, in order to deliver to its customers an uncompromised level of quality and performance expected to reflect its brand values. KRISS USA will continue to pursue manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers, for any infringements on its patents, designs, trademarks and rights, in accordance with applicable laws, around the world, for the unauthorized manufacturing and distribution of KRISS product replicas.