Friday, April 11, 2014

Concern Kalashnikov to Trademark Rifles

The Russian State Corporation Rostec has announced that Concern Kalashnikov have submitted 3-D Imagery of their AK and AKM Family of rifles among other firearms to obtain trademarks on their product design. Essentially, they want to require any distributors to obtain a license in order to import any replicas utilizing their designs. Clearly the partial privatization of the company that started it all for the AK platform rifle has injected some capitalist spirit allowing them to better generate income from their world famous firearms.