The Few uses the Aero name under special agreement with Aero of Scotland.
Asian company ripping off a western product without licensing the rights? I have never heard of that happening before stop the presses
oh guess i should have read on. The Few has licensing. good. Now if the company was from China then I would be even less surprised if they did not license properly or at all. The chinese companies do that a lot. Not so much Japanese. Japan is much better because many of the corporations are secretly joint owned by western investors who for some reason prefer to remain anonymous. Taiwan has made an industry out of stealing products. companies have high rise buildings called beehives or something like that with students right out of college who just live there eat there and work 16 hour days. much of western software is stolen by these beehive things. I know two friends who had companies destroyed by this buisness practice of the Taiwanese. very cutthroat
I have to admit I have not seen every contract from every maker of A2's, but I have never seen one with the bottom of the pocket stitching go from vertical to horizontal with a sharp corner like that jacket in the first post. They have usually been a small curve or a cropped corner at 45º.
If in doubt - overdress.
Seems to me if "The Few" is marketing and selling an "Aero Leather Clo. Company" A2 jacket their product could be confused with Aero Scotland's A2's by less well informed buyers. Which I'll venture to say is a vast majority of the population who don't visit forums like this one.
It is truly a "global economy" these days.
Just look at the number of fake "Brand Name" items sold on eBay....bogus "vintage" jackets, etc.
I understand the problem with trademark rights in China...but it surprises me find this problem with Japan.
Last edited by Jeff M; 03-19-2012 at 02:41 PM.