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An Open Letter to Glen Liberman of Kinekt Design

This is an open letter to Glen Liberman of Kinekt Design http://www.kinektdesign.com

Apparently I’m not allowed to call this ring a “Gear Ring”

Sterling Silver Mechanical Ring photo 1

Ring a la Gear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://shpws.me/z4pX

which was my original title (simply because it sort of looks like a gear) because Patent Troll Glen Liberman of Kinekt Design served Shapeways with a “cease and desist” order since they have trademarked the name “Gear Ring” (as well as Gear Necklace, if anyone’s interested). AND it was served just one day after I uploaded the design. If that doesn’t indicate obvious patent trolling with NO human thought behind the ludicrous action now being taken I don’t know what does. Glen claims that Shapeways (through my shop) is “trying to sell a counterfeit item and is in violation of Kinekt and Gear Ring registered domestic and global trademarks” because of their design below:
gear ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, yeah the two designs look exactly alike – to a blind person!!

Glen, look for your name to be bandied about many different online forums from this point forward. I hope Kinekt Design likes the good will this sends to your company. Feel free to sue me for all my profits from this ring which wouldn’t even buy you a lunch. That’s if you can prove in court an infringement of the words GEAR and RING for a product that LOOKS NOTHING LIKE YOURS!

Taken from the Kinekt Design website (don’t sue me for stealing, Glen): “By obtaining intellectual property in the form of copyrights, trademarks, and patents, Kinekt is able to stay true to their mission and present you with their best possible designs.”

No, Glen, what that does is prove you are a petty-minded little man.

I understand the need to copyright and trademark products and names but when a product that bears NO resemblance to yours (hell, it’s a stretch to call it a gear) is being sold by a very small designer in a huge sea of designers with next to no profit, is attempted to be shut down, well that just smacks of corporate jack-assedness.

Judging from the number of actual design lookalikes on Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/explore/gear-ring/ – you must be a VERY busy man trying to get papers served on numerous designers around the world.

Hey, Microsoft, why don’t you sue Kinekt for using that name and bringing your name to disrepute!

Merry Christmas, you little Grinch.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in 3D Printing, Jackassedness, Jewelry, Ring

 

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Alpha Omega Earrings

A small set of sterling silver earrings with the Alpha Omega characters combined.

Alpha Omega Earrings

Alpha Omega Earrings

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in 3D Printing, Earrings, Jewelry, Sterling Silver

 

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Gallifreyan Earrings (Dr Who)

A Dr Who fan approached me and wanted some earrings made using that timeless Time Lord’s written language from the planet Gallifrey. Don’t ask me what it says, I don’t speak the language!

Gallifreyan Earrings

Gallifreyan Earrings

 

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in 3D Printing, Earrings, Sterling Silver

 

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MAD LOVE Pendant / Charm

This is another custom requested piece in sterling silver. Do you have something special you’d like to give someone? Get in touch.

MAD LOVE pendant

MAD LOVE pendant

 

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in 3D Printing, Jewelry, Pendant, Sterling Silver

 

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Customised Infinity Pendant

This is an infinity pendant that a client wanted, complete with custom lettering. Want something similar? Contact me.

Sterling silver.

Infinity Pendant

Infinity Pendant

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2014 in 3D Printing, Jewelry, Pendant, Sterling Silver

 

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Sig Sauer Handguns for Your Dollhouse?

Sig Sauer Handguns for Your Dollhouse?

I had a client contact me looking for some miniature (1/12 scale if I recall) Sig Sauer handgun models for a dollhouse that was being built. Don’t ask me what kind of dollhouse this was, and it wasn’t for me to ask!

3D Printed in acrylic at Shapeways.com and hand-painted.

Sig Sauer Handgun Model

Sig Sauer Handgun Model

Sig Sauer Handgun Model

Sig Sauer Handgun Model

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2014 in 3D Printing, Games, Miniature, STL

 

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