Rolex sues Melrose.com

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Rolex sues Melrose.com

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August 10th, 2012, 11:02 am #1

Interesting to see how this will end




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August 10th, 2012, 1:19 pm #2

Will be an interesting battle.... setting an important stage
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Joined: January 23rd, 2005, 9:30 pm

August 10th, 2012, 3:54 pm #3

Interesting to see how this will end




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mmmm...

Bamford watches???







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August 10th, 2012, 3:58 pm #4

Pro Hunter...
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August 10th, 2012, 4:40 pm #5

Interesting to see how this will end




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"Under the Lanham Act, the unauthorized sale of reconditioned used luxury watches with generic replacement parts and the manufacturer's original trademark constitutes trademark counterfeiting."
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Joined: January 23rd, 2005, 9:30 pm

August 10th, 2012, 4:42 pm #6

Pro Hunter...
I think there's a difference between DLC coating a watch and applying new paint over existing paint eg "Submariner" etc than actually applying Rolex trademarks in your own fonts and style.


Bamford.


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August 10th, 2012, 6:36 pm #7

Interesting to see how this will end




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Its not a question on using conterfeit parts but its whether or not u have informed the buyer, and the buyer is very clear on what he or she is buying. These issues have nothing to do with Bamfords or Prohunter.

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August 10th, 2012, 6:47 pm #8

Interesting to see how this will end




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Too many ebay / large retailers have been tarting up Rolexes with aftermarket parts and been very unclear about whats original and what is not.

Regarding the Bamford/ProHunter/Passion pieces, well, a repainted dial with a rolex coronet is against the law as Rolex lawyers read it. IMHO its a minor transgression compared to guys like Melrose.

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Morgan

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August 10th, 2012, 6:50 pm #9

Its not a question on using conterfeit parts but its whether or not u have informed the buyer, and the buyer is very clear on what he or she is buying. These issues have nothing to do with Bamfords or Prohunter.

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K
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Joined: January 23rd, 2005, 9:30 pm

August 10th, 2012, 7:36 pm #10

Its not a question on using conterfeit parts but its whether or not u have informed the buyer, and the buyer is very clear on what he or she is buying. These issues have nothing to do with Bamfords or Prohunter.

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K
and in the original newspaper article it says Rolex are suing Melrose for supplying counterfeit parts on genuine Rolex watches... er, just like Bamford do.

A Bamford dial says Rolex on it but Rolex did not put it there.





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