An American gun company has found a way around the anti-Russia sanctions that have banned imports of the Kalashnikov assault rifle: Make them here, in the U.S.A.
The U.S.-made gun will have same name as the original: AK-47, arguably the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world.
The gun will be made by American company RWC, which is the official importer and distributor of Kalashnikov AK-47s. The company had to stop importing the guns after the U.S. imposed sanctions in July against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis.
RWC said it is not permitted to have any contact with the Russian company, Kalashnikov Concern, which makes the AK-47s.
"We are not permitted to pick up the phone and to talk to them," said Thomas McCrossin, CEO of RWC, which owns the Kalashnikov USA brand. "We were forced to stop doing business with them because of the sanctions."
RWC, based in Tullytown, Pa., has the rights to the AK-47 Kalashnikov brand of guns, which has been produced in the Soviet Union after World War II.
То есть, американская компания с правами на АК-47 марку собирается делать НЕЛЕГАЛЬНЫЕ копии под этой маркой. Не продавать автоматы, на что у них есть право, а именно делать. Полагаю, им никто такого разрешения не давал, они сами трактуют своё право на бренд внутри США.
Может с Майкрософтом так же поступить? А что? Америка - страна прецедентов. Найти какого-нибудь дистрибьютера в России - и вперёд!