Online petition for the withdrawal of abusive depots from Company Cybergun SA.

 

Presentation of this petition :

Cybergun, is a limited/incorporated company founded in September 2001, following up the 3P (Les Trois Pylônes). Since their debut, they did everything possible to acquire and to keep a strong position in the airsoft guns import field. Indeed, the society made many trademark registrations and signed many contracts of exclusive licenses. As a result, the society became, as they declared themselves, the "worldwide leader in licensed softair".

 

Problems posed by the trademark registrations:  

Nowadays, at the time you read this petition, Cybergun SA is in possession of 176 trademark registrations. All that concerns airsoft guns on which brands appear are under licenses Cybergun owns. Only this trademark registrations also harms the "without license" airsoft, i.e. that nearly all of the available airsoft guns on the world market can be considered as counterfeit if one looks at the trademark registrations made by Cybergun.
Why ? Because by registering common terms as "Hop Up" for the use of airsoft guns, Cybergun society forces customs and other fraud squads to consider airsoft guns with these brands on either the packaging, the item, the manual or even on a simple label, as counterfeit.
For the professionals, the risks are very clear. If some counterfeit equipment is found in their stocks after an inspection, they will see their stocks seized, and experience bankruptcy.
For the private individuals, that is to say the airsoft players, they risk to see their parcel destroyed by customs because of imitation if they order out of the European Union (e.g. China). They also expose themselves to a fine of 150€, even if the Article 716-10 of CPI plans a 300.000€ fine and 3 years of imprisonment for the possession, the sale, or the import of imitation. These customs controls can also be applied to orders made in the European Union, or even in the French territory or your territory.

Today, the riskless and only true legal way to import some airsoft guns is through Cybergun SA. 

 

How this situation is penalizing airsoft players, in other words, the consumers?

At the present time, Cybergun succeeds in locking the airsoft market in France, regarding their many trademark registrations. By having trademark registrations based on specific common terms to the airsoft field, they prevent airsoft guns from being imported, even if they do not belong to those sold by Cybergun, that is to say "the licensed airsoft guns".Since then, airsoft players are confronted to an illegal situation because the airsoft guns we find in the airsoft world market may have on their packaging or anywhere else some of these common terms used for the equipment description like "Hop Up", and these terms are licensed by Cybergun.
Finally, as Cybergun SA needs to ensure the continued existence of the society, and so cannot import all the airsoft guns from the world market on the French ground, airsoft players have a limited choice concerning all airsoft guns produced.

To conclude, Cybergun prevents airsoft players to buy very good quality equipment, and restricts choice and access to diversity. Is it normal ? We do not think so. 

 

In concrete terms, what are the restricting trademark registrations? 

We draw up a list of trademark registrations that prevent the diffusion of airsoft guns on the French ground because they are based on common terms linked to airsoft activity :HOP UP, SOFTAIR, BLOW BACK, AIR SOFT GUN, BB GUN, BB BULLET, BIO BB'S, ORGANIC BB'S, DON'T POINT AT A CREATURE, AUTOMATIC SUB MACHINE GUN, ADJUSTABLE HOP UP SYSTEM.
We also draw up a list of trademark registrations preventing the import of airsoft guns by specific manufacturers : MARUI, KSC, DOUBLE EAGLE, MARUZEN, MARUSHIN, WESTERN ARMS.

Every airsoft guns containing one of these brands is considered as a counterfeit of Cybergun SA products … 

 

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Sign the petition !

In order to demonstrate the harmful nature of these trademark registrations, and also for the list of those considered as founded on these common terms, we thank you for signing our online petition.

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There are already 6574 people who signed the Petition !

They signed the online Petition agaist abusive trademark depots from Cybergun SA :
(Only 100 last persons who signed the petition are listed, click here to see them all)

On Sunday 8th September at 23:17, Talbert, member of the organization or team "101ABAT".
On Sunday 8th September at 20:11, jarhead1501, member of the organization or team "101ABAT".
On Sunday 8th September at 20:08, alex_rollin, member of the organization or team "101ABAT".
On Sunday 8th September at 11:38, Janovec, member of the organization or team "101 ABAT".
On Saturday 7th September at 17:18, Amraam.
On Saturday 7th September at 17:08, aaa.
On Monday 2nd September at 23:19, Ghost-rider80.
On Monday 2nd September at 23:09, Chuck n.
On Monday 2nd September at 23:04, BuckNorris, member of the organization or team "ASF44".
On Monday 2nd September at 23:01, tagadabizou.
On Monday 2nd September at 23:00, vaudou, member of the organization or team "tean burton".
On Sunday 1st September at 19:57, vinikk.
On Thursday 29th August at 12:16, Yanbdn, member of the organization or team "Softair mendois".
On Thursday 29th August at 2:43, ZouBroch, member of the organization or team "Arcan Mil-Sim / The Unit Of Airsoft".
On Wednesday 28th August at 23:51, Mr.Johnson.
On Wednesday 28th August at 21:13, Tellus, member of the organization or team "G.I.P.S-A.S.S.O".
On Wednesday 28th August at 11:21, Bran, member of the organization or team "Freelance".
On Wednesday 21st August at 18:11, ddc.
On Monday 19th August at 11:40, Blob.
On Saturday 17th August at 16:49, Ghost30, member of the organization or team "TAG".
On Saturday 17th August at 16:33, LambofSatan, member of the organization or team "A.T.S".
On Friday 16th August at 13:05, 117-D, member of the organization or team "sanglereuil team".
On Friday 16th August at 12:18, TonyGA, member of the organization or team "Black Snake".
On Friday 16th August at 7:54, docteur carter, member of the organization or team "freelance".
On Thursday 15th August at 20:48, senda95, member of the organization or team "The Unit Of Airsoft".
On Thursday 15th August at 20:27, Ghost warrior, member of the organization or team "RG 83".
On Thursday 15th August at 19:45, melow, member of the organization or team "the unit of airsoft".
On Thursday 15th August at 18:36, Violeur, member of the organization or team "J'ai violer Sylvain Dunn".
On Thursday 15th August at 18:22, Oncheonchemelanchonch.
On Thursday 15th August at 17:05, benny59360, member of the organization or team "Afco 59".
On Thursday 15th August at 16:12, Mr.Jack.
On Thursday 15th August at 14:40, Smily.
On Thursday 15th August at 14:33, Stifler, member of the organization or team "Légion 51".
On Thursday 15th August at 13:42, Airsofteurdu76120.
On Thursday 15th August at 13:30, Mats, member of the organization or team "B.A.D".
On Thursday 15th August at 13:12, kestrel, member of the organization or team "the unit of airsoft".
On Thursday 15th August at 12:36, TheDarKsnaKe, member of the organization or team "GIJAteam".
On Thursday 15th August at 11:51, Mymy Teu.
On Thursday 15th August at 11:40, gaze, member of the organization or team "Compagnie wolf".
On Thursday 15th August at 11:32, Badgraff, member of the organization or team "Shadow Company airsoft team".
On Thursday 15th August at 11:29, xHugamers, member of the organization or team "FSRB".
On Thursday 15th August at 11:25, glock-amol, member of the organization or team "B.A.D".
On Thursday 15th August at 10:51, SnakeShot, member of the organization or team "Freelance".
On Thursday 15th August at 9:17, Gwilym49, member of the organization or team "BAD".
On Thursday 15th August at 7:02, roth349, member of the organization or team "ligama".
On Thursday 15th August at 5:23, cutter, member of the organization or team "freelance".
On Thursday 15th August at 1:24, Gun-Fire, member of the organization or team "contractors 03".
On Thursday 15th August at 0:29, xxxloopingxxx, member of the organization or team "the ghost army".
On Wednesday 14th August at 22:17, Bazzinga, member of the organization or team "Deglave est un pedobear".
On Wednesday 14th August at 20:43, Dunn, member of the organization or team "Deglave est un pedobear".
On Wednesday 14th August at 20:18, Pérou.
On Wednesday 14th August at 17:55, Charkame, member of the organization or team "Les templiers".
On Sunday 11th August at 23:03, xX SoKhen Xx, member of the organization or team "MSK team".
On Sunday 11th August at 17:24, Mercury, member of the organization or team "Légion du Mistral".
On Thursday 8th August at 12:52, sherman.
On Thursday 8th August at 3:15, SilentL.
On Sunday 4th August at 23:50, azaroth.
On Saturday 3rd August at 13:36, RageKebab, member of the organization or team "AGS".
On Tuesday 23rd July at 16:24, CRELOPEZ, member of the organization or team "Freelance".
On Saturday 20th July at 6:42, Rogue1.
On Friday 19th July at 11:47, Henno, member of the organization or team "France Airsoft".
On Thursday 18th July at 23:36, Larkinsky, member of the organization or team "OfoK".
On Thursday 18th July at 23:15, normalcochon.
On Tuesday 16th July at 18:39, Djizeus.
On Saturday 13th July at 22:21, kharn121.
On Saturday 13th July at 10:22, Facs, member of the organization or team "SMOP".
On Friday 12th July at 22:51, ElMuchachoMasque, member of the organization or team "SMOP".
On Friday 12th July at 16:09, Nana.
On Friday 12th July at 2:52, Niko57, member of the organization or team "AMF-Airsoft".
On Sunday 30th June at 0:02, Warganga2.
On Tuesday 25th June at 19:26, AsTaR, member of the organization or team "France Airsoft".
On Monday 24th June at 7:20, abc, member of the organization or team "Fuck you cybergun".
On Thursday 20th June at 15:54, Ryan69008, member of the organization or team "Panda Team".
On Monday 17th June at 15:03, Airsoft España.
On Friday 14th June at 19:20, Elytum.
On Saturday 8th June at 23:45, Stofcri55, member of the organization or team "106ème d'airsoft".
On Wednesday 5th June at 17:54, Fanfan loa, member of the organization or team "Les Ombres Airsoft".
On Sunday 2nd June at 16:13, Siouhsiouh.
On Saturday 25th May at 18:57, stormx.
On Thursday 23rd May at 19:29, Polow, member of the organization or team "Old".
On Wednesday 22nd May at 0:47, kalash88350, member of the organization or team "aucune".
On Friday 17th May at 9:41, @li@s.
On Monday 6th May at 20:42, iNooB, member of the organization or team "France-Airsoft".
On Sunday 5th May at 20:34, ProRusher, member of the organization or team "Rushing Pros US".
On Sunday 5th May at 20:00, /, member of the organization or team "/".
On Monday 29th April at 17:59, MalmShuggah.
On Monday 29th April at 4:02, B1indfire.
On Friday 26th April at 13:08, Spartiates.
On Thursday 25th April at 5:52, Gorson.
On Thursday 25th April at 4:18, Vashke, member of the organization or team "777th".
On Thursday 25th April at 1:47, Blank Flank.
On Saturday 20th April at 17:31, PredaBoy.
On Tuesday 16th April at 11:45, Ruwa.
On Monday 15th April at 16:15, Felix Martin, member of the organization or team "AOSC".
On Monday 15th April at 15:12, chitoryu12.
On Monday 15th April at 4:42, The Airsoft Movement, member of the organization or team "The Airsoft Movement".
On Sunday 14th April at 16:21, zebracherub.
On Thursday 11th April at 0:25, U.R.S.S, member of the organization or team "Les Centurions airsoft team".
On Monday 8th April at 21:01, Punk.
On Saturday 6th April at 1:58, Agamemnwn, member of the organization or team "-".

 

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