Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Mamiya 7
From: "Ken Iisaka" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 23:14:22 -0800
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> From:
> []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
> 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
> 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.