02-13-2020, 08:43 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: El Paso
If owned by a corporation: 95 years
If owned by an individual: life of the individual + 70 years
My question would be who owns them? Were all of the IP rights sold with the company to the new owners? Was that true every time? Obviously, the Estes and Centuri names were sold and the patents for the motors and motor-making machines. But the 60's designs? The names? The instructions? I wonder.
Abandoned? Did Estes legal send cease and desist letters? Do they still? Does Estes have the money for the IP enforcement actions? Abandon means you know of a violation and do nothing about it.
What did Carl work out with Estes for the XKits?
We really need a lot more information to opine one way or the other.
Identifying a problem without proposing a solution is just whining.
Awaiting First Launch: Aero-Dart; TLP Hellfire; Tomahawk 12, Tomahawk 9
Finishing: Zooch Saturn V; Tomahawk 7; Paiute; Rescue Alpha
Repair/Rescue: Centuri Stilleto; Estes Sandhawk
On the Bench: Atlas V 541; Nike-Ram
Dream Stage: 1/39.37 R-7