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To: 45Auto
Haven't we been here before?
1. The name "M4" or "M4 Carbine" is NOT trademarked by Colt. They put it on their rifles, but it's a MILITARY DESIGNATION, not a trademarked brand.
2. Colt won its lawsuit regarding the "Technical Data Package" over the individual features of the M4. Specifically, Colt's contribution was the addition of additional cuts in the lower receiver that match up to the feed ramps in the barrel extension. Everything else was a specification driven by the DOD.

Colt needs to give it up. The offer piss poor service on ARs and are losing market share due to their own negligence. Just go to the Colt and Bushmaster websites and see who offers the products and services that firearms owners want. You can hardly get a decent product description from Colt and they're like Henry Ford's Model T when it comes to models and options.
12 posted on 04/22/2004 1:06:06 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE
1. The name "M4" or "M4 Carbine" is NOT trademarked by Colt. They put it on their rifles, but it's a MILITARY DESIGNATION, not a trademarked brand.


Word Mark M4
Goods and Services IC 013. US 002 009. G & S: FIREARMS, NAMELY RIFLES AND SPARE PARTS AND REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR RIFLES. FIRST USE: 19921105. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19930528
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76335060
Filing Date November 7, 2001
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 15, 2003
Registration Number 2734001
Registration Date July 8, 2003
Owner (REGISTRANT) NEW COLT HOLDING CORP. CORPORATION DELAWARE P.O. Box 1868 Hartford CONNECTICUT 061441868
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Carlton S. Chen
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
17 posted on 04/22/2004 1:30:11 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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