I have permission to use this from a blog put out by First Texas, which owns Teknetics, this is about the ruling from the American Justice Department & there ruling on counterfeiting crimes against First Texas….
First Texas Products Wins Judgment Against Counterfeiters
First Texas Products Wins Judgment Against Counterfeiters in The United States District Court, First Texas Products, LLC has won a judgment against manufacturers and resellers of counterfeit metal detectors. In its July 31, 2018 order, the court rules that the counterfeiters “are permanently enjoined from manufacturing, importing, purchasing, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit metal detector …”
“Guilty as charged,” exclaimed Tim Mallory, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for First Texas. “Guilty in China, guilty in Africa and now guilty in the United States of America.”
“We got ‘em,” said Tom Walsh, President of First Texas. “After chasing the Chinese counterfeiters and their criminal organizations around the globe and learning how certain foreign countries facilitate and inspire counterfeiting of our patents, copyrights, registered trademarks and registered trade names, we now enlist the weight of the U.S. legal system to stop them from conducting their criminal activities within our borders.”
First Texas designs and manufactures metal detectors under the Bounty Hunter®, Teknetics® and Fisher Research Labs® brand names. Years ago, several Chinese factories began conspiring with criminal organizations in the Middle East to produce counterfeit gold prospecting detectors after witnessing the commercial success of First Texas brands in African gold fields. After stealing substantial amounts of First Texas intellectual property, the counterfeiters began selling counterfeit hobby metal detectors in many of First Texas’ main markets, including in the United States and the European Union.
Permanently enjoined from selling their counterfeit products are Shanghai Tianxun Electronic Equipment Company, Ltd, Shanghai Zhangdu Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd d/b/a KingDetector, TheSellingPost.Biz, LLC and Costway.com.
For information about authentic First Texas metal detectors or First Texas’ anti-counterfeiting campaign, contact Tim Mallory at 915-633-8354 or Tmallory@frsttx.com.
now the above in my opinion, is fantastic news, no more scams etc, well done to the company for achieving this… This is the only company bothering to do this at the moment, as both Minlab & Garret have illegal copy’s out there, which people are buying unwittingly thinking they are the genuine article, when in reality they are very poor quality “knock-off’s” – another thing First Texas has done for customer piece of mind, is to install digitally, the unique code which is your Metal Detectors “Serial Number” when you switch on your metal detector it will run through a serious of numbers, this is your unique “serial number” to your machine, when you first purchase your Teknetics product, you take a note of the serial number, pop it into an email and send it off to First Texas, who then send you back immediately, a confirmation email & thanking you for your purchase of a genuine First Texas product… Easy safe & a great piece of mind…