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Revision Military Testifies Before US Senate Judiciary Committee On The Danger Of Counterfeit Products

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Essex Junction, Vermont (April 27, 2016) – After recent successful actions against foreign counterfeiters, Revision Military, a world leader in protective eyewear solutions, was invited to share testimony with a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee investigating the impact of foreign counterfeiting. Gregory Maguire, Revision’s Senior Director of Legal and Government Affairs, provided a comprehensive analysis of the current and future challenges facing American manufacturers, and outlined the dangers to consumers presented by illegal counterfeit ballistic products. Several recommendations were offered to the committee for consideration, including proposed steps for Federal government action that would strengthen efforts to curtail the sale of inferior counterfeit products.

“In recent years, despite forceful measures taken to protect our intellectual property, Revision has seen a dramatic rise in counterfeit products across multiple distribution channels,” said Maguire during his testimony. Maguire continued, “We expect that this trend will continue as our brand awareness and product penetration grows. As a small business, Revision is deeply concerned about the rise in businesses using and manipulating our intellectual property to produce counterfeit goods. The emergence of this activity requires ever-larger and more aggressive efforts to offset the effects that put significant strain on our resources.”

The U.S. Department of Defense maintains high standards for personal protective equipment. The U.S. Army uses these standards in the development and maintenance of the Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL)—a record of examined and tested manufacturers and products proven to satisfy standards for ballistic protection. Soldiers utilizing protective eyewear while on duty are required to select APEL-listed eyewear products. Revision eyewear, particularly the Desert Locust goggle, has been listed on APEL since 2007.

Maguire reiterated Revision’s commitment to cutting-edge protective products throughout its history, stating, “Revision Military was founded in 2001 with a singular mission: to produce cutting-edge protective eyewear that makes a real- world impact. The company is in the business of protecting those that put themselves in harm’s way for our safety. To this end, Revision has invested significant resources making state-of-the-art ballistic protection available to its customers. Counterfeits do not meet such standards, so these illicit products endanger the soldiers and law enforcement officers who unknowingly receive them, leaving wearers vulnerable to maiming and/or blinding, if not more serious injury, or death.”

Two prominent and illustrative encounters Revision has had with foreign counterfeit operations were detailed during the hearing. Most recently, in January 2016, Revision worked in conjunction with the Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office in Indiana to enact a sting at a trade show in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, in 2014, Revision submitted a bid for a Ukrainian eyewear tender for 1,500 protective goggles. Revision lost the tender to a company that provided counterfeit versions of Revision’s own Desert Locust product line.

These compelling examples were taken into consideration by members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and provided a persuasive foundation for the following recommendations made by Revision:

  • Enable the Department of Homeland Security, namely U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to seize at the border imports that infringe U.S. design patents, and enable the recording of design patents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, IPR Enforcement Program.
  • Second, large online retailers need to be held more responsible and accountable for the sale of counterfeit goods on their websites.
  • Finally, federal law needs strengthening along the lines of jurisdictions, such as in Indiana, with regard to enforcement of intellectual property rights.
  • Revision Military will be working with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and other government agencies to pursue these intellectual property reforms. For a transcript of the hearing and to access Greg Maguire’s complete testimony, please visit: www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/counterfeits-and-their-impact-on- consumer-health-and-safety.

    Win a Pair of Salomon Boots from Tactical Distributors

    Thursday, April 28th, 2016

    Drawing is June 1st.

    www.tacticaldistributors.com/pages/salomon-2016

    Ask SSD – Is This The LMT SURG Candidate?

    Thursday, April 28th, 2016

    Dear SSD,

    This carbine showed up on “House of Cards”. Is it the first public view of LMT’s Suppressor Upper Receiver Group candidate fir SOCOM or did someone in the prop department give tge actor a rifle with no barrel?

    -Karl

    Dear Karl,

    We’re going to punt and crowdsource this one. Although, we’re leaning toward “short barrel” rather than “SURG”.

    Perhaps a reader has some insight?

    -SSD

    Kyle Raisbeck Joins Alias Training & Security Services

    Thursday, April 28th, 2016

    Alias Training is proud to announce Kyle Raisbeck as our newest instructor. Kyle will be teaching all our Medical courses from now on. Kyle has a tremendous amount of teaching experience and an impeccable resume. Already well known and highly regarded throughout the Special Operations community his experience and teaching ability will now be readily available for all our customers. We could not be more proud to add Kyle to our team.

    Kyle’s Bio;

    Kyle Raisbeck is a former operational member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and 1st Special Forces Regiment. He has served multiple combat tours including the forced entry parachute assault into Rio Hato Panama during Operation Just Cause and combat operations in Iraq during the surge with a specialized assault element. He is school trained as an airborne infantryman (Ranger) and Special Forces medic to include Paramedic and diving medical technician. His final assignment was as a marksmanship and tactics instructor at the Army Special Forces premier training facility for advanced skills in Ft Bragg.

    See Kyle’s Training Class Schedule at
    aliastraining.com.

    Thank you,

    Alias Staff

    Mummert Knives – ULBK V2

    Thursday, April 28th, 2016

    This is the ULBK V2 from Mummert Knives. The double hollow ground dagger design is made from 6-4 Ti featuring a deeply carbonized edge.

    www.mummertknives.com

    Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount – Return-To-Zero Test

    Thursday, April 28th, 2016

    Lead Engineer Neal McKillips discusses the Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount.

    They even had BE Meyers build them a special laser to test this thing out. How cool is that?

    EOD Warrior Foundation Presents Your Shot At The Dude

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

    It’s pretty simple. Visit Stumpies Custom Guns, purchase a coin, and enter for your chance to win “The Dude”.

    So what’s “The Dude” anyway?

    -Stumpies Custom Guns “The Dude” chambered in .308 WIN, fluted Bartlein 11.25 twist M40 contoured barrel w/AAC MK 13, custom mixed KG Gun Kote finish
    -Manners adjustable carbon fiber MCS-T4A stock
    -Timney Trigger
    -American Precision Arms RTG/SA bottom metal
    -B&T Atlas Bipod
    -Leupold MK 6
    -Adams Industries Legionnaire clip on night vision device.
    -U.S. Tactical Manfroto Tripod, HOG Saddle & One Shot Kit
    -Benchmade Bushcrafter/EOD Knife
    -Pelican 1750 Hard case
    -ECS Rolling Weapons Case
    -Tactical Tailor Drag Bag
    -Magpul Data Book
    Total Package Value= OVER $14,000

    100% of ALL proceeds will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation.

    www.stumpiescustomguns.com/the-dude-rifle-raffle

    Rampart International To Carry XGO Clothing In Canada

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

    XGO has recently joined forces with Rampart International to expand its offerings into Canada.

    “We are honored to have aligned ourselves with great people and a great organization. We look forward to providing both Non FR base layer and FR base layer solutions to the Canadian Military and Law Enforcement communities. XGO’s strategic partnership with Rampart will help grow our brand and help us reach our customers and friends to the North,” related Aloysius Donovan, Director of Sales at XGO.

    “We are thrilled to welcome the XGO brand to Rampart’s expanding lineup of the world’s best operational equipment,” said Mike Klein, President of Rampart International Corp. “XGO’s American made line of performance clothing and FR protective garments offer the quality, functionality and protection our end users require. XGO products will be more accessible and affordable than ever before in Canada and we are excited to get the brand into the hands of our customers,” Klein continued.

    From now until May 24th Rampart is offering 20% off retail pricing for all MIL/LE/Agency purchases in Canada. 

    Email sales@rampartcorp.com for more information.