KRISS USA have sent out a press release which I’m naturally sharing. In short they are not happy, quite obviously the KRISS Vector is their baby and they are not happy about unauthorised copies. They have specifically mentioned A&K Airsoft, so please be warned folks if you are looking to import or distribute that version:
KRISS USA Responds to Unauthorized Reproduction of Vector AEG
KRISS USA will use all available means to protect worldwide patents and trademarks.
August 31, 2016 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA, developer and manufacturer of the KRISS Vector family of firearms, has been made aware of an unauthorized and unlicensed reproduction of its KRISS Vector SMG in the form of an AEG replica by A&K Airsoft. Despite several official notifications, A&K Airsoft has pursued into the continuation of this project, and is planning release of this unlicensed product.
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 to reflect its brand values. KRISS USA is prepared to take all necessary actions to aggressively protect those investments and commitments.
KRISS USA will be actively pursuing manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers, to the fullest extent of the applicable laws, for any infringements on its patents, designs, trademarks and rights in the United States, Europe, and Asia for the unauthorized manufacturing and distribution of KRISS product replicas. Furthermore, KRISS USA is actively preparing its actions in the countries of Poland, Russia, UK, Italy, Taiwan and Japan.
For more information about KRISS USA and the KRISS Vector visit www.kriss-usa.com.
About KRISS USA
KRISS USA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and provider of small arms, training replicas and accessories for commercial, military and law enforcement users worldwide. KRISS USA is part of a group of companies that focus on delivering proprietary technologies to the firearms industry, enabling more efficient solutions and corresponding to the 21st century security requirements.
KRISS USA Inc.
565 W. Lambert Rd. Suite F
Brea, CA 92821, USA
Phone: +1 714 333 1988
Tim Seargeant (KRISS USA)
As a side note, yes that is Tim (formerly of Airsoft GI) and the same chap reviewing the KWA KRISS back in 2013.