Century Arms Files Lawsuit In Arizona Against Xtech Tactical

Century Arms Files Lawsuit In Arizona Against Xtech Tactical Over Mag Designs
Century Arms Files Lawsuit In Arizona Against Xtech Tactical Over gun magzines' distinctive waffle and tread pattern design.

Delray Beach, Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona against XTech Tactical, LLC (“XTECH”) and Jeremy Deadman alleging violations of Century’s trade dress rights under the Lanham Act and Arizona law concerning XTECH’s sale of AK-47 magazines and grips.

Previously, Century filed a similar action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, which it voluntarily dismissed prior to service of process. XTECH is an Arizona based company and Jeremy Deadman is an Arizona resident who is XTECH’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Click here to view a copy of the complaint and the exhibits.

To learn more about Century Arms and their products, visit www.centuryarms.com


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Born over 50 years ago with its roots in the surplus business, Century Arms has an extensive history of providing unique and affordable products to the American Collector, Hunter, and Target Shooter. That tradition is carried on today, with a state of the art manufacturing facility located in the U.S.A, as the company continues to offer unique, innovative, and quality products to the U.S. Consumer and U.S. Government.

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If anything, Magpul should be suing Century, over the US Palm magazine. It’s much closer in design to Magpul than to Xtech. I think what’s really at issue here is that: >Century blew it in not properly protecting their property, by purchasing the US Palm material from Molded Devices >XTech is at fault for representing the US Palm design at a trade show. This isn’t “petty”, a company must attack what it feels are infringements on their property. If they don’t, it’s the same as saying they don’t care. I don’t know what the statute of limitations is, I think… Read more »

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Hello, your point would be valid if the legal requirements had existed on Century Arm’s end. They are well aware they did not. We had no idea they had filed an “intend to use” on the phrase “US Palm” in August of 2017. US Palm also had shut down prior to Oct 2017. We even met with Century during the event at their booth. None of us recall seeing them by our booth at all. They said nothing about their filing. They recently posted in a comment on US Palm’s Facebook page, an image intentionally not showing the date of… Read more »

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Scotty Gunn

Waffling is done to strengthen without adding tons of weight. Been around for a very long time. Century Arms are just being tools.

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Going strictly from comments and people’s reports of personal experience that I’ve read under various YouTube videos (such as “AK Operators Union Local 47-74” or AKOU for short, where they take all kinds of AK style firearms and basically beat them to death to see how well they take the punishment), and from posts in various online forums and websites like this one and such, that Century Arms has sold a tremendous number of AK’s that do not hold up well under prolonged / heavy use. U.S. made barrels are not chrome lined nor good for high round count use… Read more »

Brigitt
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Brigitt

sorry but,
screw Century Arms.

Let a little guy compete. It’s not a copy, just similar.
If they can do this, they can put most component makers out of business.

look at all the AS lowers. They are essentially identical.