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Re: My Rant About Aftermarket Parts

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12-14-2013 10:10:38

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I never really thought of it from that angle. But patent laws do run out. I believe the period is 7 years. You have 7 years to market your idea without anyone making an identical copy of it. After that period expires there is no protection. Any company can manufacture it. With that said, I don't see the validity of your arguement that parts makers must make their parts different in some matter to avoid getting into trouble with the oem. Most of the parts we buy are restoration parts for tractors that are 40 or 50 years old. I doubt on a 40 year old NLA part whos patent ran out in 1970; if deere really cares whether the bolt hole pattern is the same as theirs was or not. Afterall, Deere is one of the worst ones when it comes to borrowing/stealing/profiting from ideas of others.

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12-16-2013 07:48:54

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 Re: My Rant About Aftermarket Parts in reply to newgenjdcollector, 12-14-2013 10:10:38  
It is a fact that patents and copyrights do eventually run out, but the period of time is in question. Depending on whether the item is copyrighted or patented has a bearing on the lenght of time that it is protected. Patents generally do run out after 7 years, but can be renewed by the owner of the patent - but there are limits on renewals as well. Copyrights are another matter. Copyrights on branding can be perpetual. Aftermarket parts that too closely resemble originals could be considered in violation of branding copyright if there are elements of branding included in the part. Even so, copyrights generally last for 20 years or more.

The main difference as I see it between patents and copyrights: A patent is to protect an innovation from being copied by unauthorized means. A copyright protects branding and intellectual property from unauthorized copying.

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12-14-2013 16:27:46

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 Re: My Rant About Aftermarket Parts in reply to newgenjdcollector, 12-14-2013 10:10:38  
True, However all they have to do is make one small change at the end of the patent and they can extend it another 7 or 14 years. The other thing is would you want to go up aginst a company as big as Deere that can tie you up for years and years in the courts just to make a point to you. That's why all the aftermarket parts company have to make changes even if its holes drilled off center. The devil is in the details. Bandit

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