Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/19[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
> From: email@example.com > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of John > Collier > > I am not sure I understand how it works but Mamiya USA has some sort of > trademark or copyright in the USA that affects any Mamiya camera in the USA > that was not imported by Mamiya USA. The gear can be seized with out > recompense; not only that, but US Customs will seize the gear for them as > well. Ebay has been affected too with Mamiya's lawyers aggressively pursuing > people who sell used or new non- Mamiya USA gear from other countries into > the USA. > > Perhaps brighter lights than I can explain it better for us all? I guess I should be very afraid of these lawyers, huh? The Mamiya 6 kit I just sold on e___ was bought used in Japan, and was OH'ed by Mamiya America just prior to the sale. They happily did it, and even returned the camera to me within a week after approving the estimate.