Originally Posted by 1911love
It would be nice if their new strategy was to start designing here in the US so they would own the designs instead of the German Government. That would cut out the import issues as well. I doubt that will happen though. I really hope they survive.
We have knock off guns that are almost identical to the guns they clone. Almost every gun that is wildly popular has a knock off version. Some guns don't have to be that popular to be cloned they are just easy to manufacture. I don't see what is preventing HK usa from knocking off their own guns.
I am sure there are things HK wants to improve about all their guns. Nothing is perfect. HK USA could design guns with the improvements, submit them to the US patent office. Then they have US patents not controlled by the German government.
To compete in a global market HK has to find a way around all the export restrictions imposed by the german government or they need to get enough business in Germany that there is no need to export anything.