Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trademarks in Asia for Scooters and Motorcycles

It can be a scooter, medicine, or a toy - Asian companies have a long way to go when it comes to copyrights and trademarks. Remember ZYMCO Scooters? Not too far from Kymco on the alphabet and styling of the logo, it sucks to see poor Optimus Prime selling helicopters and tricycles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZYuwVTKjn0
Trademarks in Asia for Scooters and Motorcycles

Before we sell something we do our research that it's an original part. We might not be the OEM or an agent of the factory but when we buy out a Vespa store that closed or a distributor that went bankrupt like United Motors or Keeway Southeast rest assured we know they are real Keeway or UMGLOBAL parts. The boxes say Hyosung on them and "Made in Korea" the VINs match, heck in the warehouse we find the OEM invoices from Hyosung to United Motors so we know this is a real part. Some people in the industry have the used car mentality and sell people anything as long as they make a buck, which doesn't surprise me but remember we make sure to check stuff before we sell it.

Every day we have more and more dealers ask for the least expensive belt or part. We suggest you avoid all this and offer your clients good, safe, reliable brands. MRP only carries brand name belts like Gates, Polini, Malossi, Athena, Bando, Powerlink. When you see dealers trying to save $2 or $3 by selling unknowun Kupin? Powerspeed ( a copy of Powerlink ) or Sando these are just imitations, if you can't find a real belt contact us and we will give you a dealer that can sell you real brand names: http://www.mrp-speed.com


Look at what we found here. I understand end users always want the best prices, but at MRP we carry legitimate brands like Gates, Slipstreamer, Two Brothers Racing, Scooter Ninja, Powerlink, Turbo Kit, NG Disk Brakes, Malossi, Airsal, but there are plenty of fake parts out there.

Even FAKE OEM Parts check out the QYMCO FAKE KYMCO parts on EBAY
QYMCO Fake Kymco parts I made a video check it out

So Buyer beware when buying based on price. This applies to both stores and consumers. This often happens in Puerto Rico or Panama where a consumer walks into a store and asks for MRP and they are given a copy. Same with Koso or even Airsal in these markets sometimes even the stores dont know the goods are fake and sometimes its just a lack of ethics.

The Scooter Maven talks about Kymco Scooters the outlook on the brand, who they are, and why you should only buy OEM Kymco parts. For more info on Kymco visit www.mrp-speed.com for all our dealers where you can buy MRP KYMCO Racing parts and aftermarket products.

Fake Kymco parts is a huge problem in Asia. Take a look at what we uncovered.

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