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Old 04-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Are co-ops in trouble?

I posted this on another forum so please excuse the redundancy. I'm thinking about making the jump from retail to co-op and am worried about all of the patent chatter. Do you think its possible RaR or FB will steal/block a shipment?

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Re: Are co-ops in trouble?

How could they do that?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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Sue (or threaten to sue) the importer
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Re: Are co-ops in trouble?

Well FB hasn't done it yet and how long ago did they make their claim? Now the newest one I don't know...

But I think the double gusset patent is crap... it's not original enough to warrant a patent...

Now if they made a diaper that cleaned it self... that they should patent...
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Re: Are co-ops in trouble?

If the importers are in the US then yes, legally they can go after them now. International laws I'm sure will work different if Kanga Care does want to shutdown if not forbid the company to sell them in the US.

The argument of them having the patent or how valid it is really not going to matter as the patent was in fact awarded to them. If there's a lawsuit of course that's just up to the judge to decide but that's for another topic.
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Well FB hasn't done it yet and how long ago did they make their claim? Now the newest one I don't know...

But I think the double gusset patent is crap... it's not original enough to warrant a patent...

Now if they made a diaper that cleaned it self... that they should patent...
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Re: Are co-ops in trouble?

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Do you think its possible RaR or FB will steal/block a shipment?
no, they aren't the thieves in this scenario
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #8
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no, they aren't the thieves in this scenario
Sorry, I just meant is it possible that a large co-op buy could be threatened by legal action. Obviously they couldn't "steal" it, just prevent the organizer from distributing the product.
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Of course they can. Why risk it?
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I ordered some aio thx diapers with the double gussets through a co-op and just got notified that thx will be making them without the double gussets and sending them.
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