Well, someone stole my spoon design and misreprenting as their own...not cool.

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Andrew P, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. GDW

    GDW Well-Known Member

    Not sure how patents work in fishing gear there’s tons of brands of spoons that are basically the same. Ditto that for flashers, teasers, hootchies, hell even the buzz bombs have rip offs.

    I suppose the difference is those are old products and likely the patent has expired while the AP is a relatively new product despite its obvious similarities with a coho killer and other pre existing spoons.

    True sport fishers will buy the quality product as we know what it’s like to lose a nice fish to cheap gear.
     
  2. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    While we on the topic how do paint schemes work seems like every company now has a version of hearing aid.
     
  3. eroyd

    eroyd Well-Known Member

    Amundsen seems to carry some "very similiar" products to others. Herring aide spoon for one and a jig that very closely resembles the Mac Deep. Maybe legal. Probably some sneaky legalese or offshore, cross border mfg. thingamadealio.
     
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  4. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    More of a thingamajiggy me thinks.
     
  5. Ceilidh69

    Ceilidh69 Active Member

    Andrew - I have a significant number of your spoons and they are high quality and work well. In our dealings you were service oriented, helpful, friendly and professional. Will continue to support your company and your originality by buying more. Keep doing what you do. Once the paint and decals peel off the cheap Chinese knockoffs the market will dry up.
     
  6. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Well-Known Member

    what's his website and email?
     
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  7. CIVANO

    CIVANO Well-Known Member

    jbeath@gte.net is his email. I told him what a DICK he is yesterday
     
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  8. fishbadger

    fishbadger Active Member

    +1.

    Shameless.

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  9. Deewar25

    Deewar25 Well-Known Member

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  10. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    I copy and pasted Andrew's Facebook post about this right onto Silver Horde's FB page
     
  11. Rockfish

    Rockfish Well-Known Member

    It is a tough situation. I recall that in the early days of Buzz Bombs they were successful in getting a lure called Flutter Fish off the market. It work on the same principal in that it spun around the line going through it, but looked different. The Buzz Bomb designed was rather unique and reasonably defendable and I believe they did have a patent pending.

    As I understand it, the issue with patents is more than just the cost of getting one. Once you have it you also have to defend it legally and continuously. That is very expensive and while big corporations can do it, I suspect it is behold the ability of most small artisan producers. The guy ripping off the design is not a large deep pockets corporation, so it may be worth having a US lawyer send out a few letters to him and the retailers and see what happens.

    PS - we have some of the AP spoons and they work well and more importantly are very well made and will last. Some of the Chinese made junk spoons are good for a season and then you throw them away and buy new ones for the next year.
     
  12. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    LFS is advertising the spoons on there Facebook page leave them a message!
     
  13. prodjsaig

    prodjsaig Active Member

    What a smuck. you have a following on here. i dont buy many spoons save for a few luhr jensen but if i do i will be sure to get some of yours.
     
  14. sasqman

    sasqman Crew Member

    Just ordered a 6 pack of anchovies. First time customer and wont be the last time. Thanks for bringing this to everyones attention. I hope all goes well for you.
     
  15. Mike1266

    Mike1266 Member

    Hey guys, where can I get my hands on some AP spoons? I would like to support Andrew and maybe catch some salmon while I'm at it :D
     
  16. NDT

    NDT Active Member

    https://www.aptackleworks.com/
     
  17. fishchaser

    fishchaser Active Member

    Click on the Dealer icon.
     
  18. paguy

    paguy Well-Known Member

    I let the guys at swains know how I felt about the ez spoons on there racks.
     
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