(Closed) Banned countries

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

“Due to a Patent restriction covering all Silicon Carbide crystal types, the Amora lab gem cannot be offered for sale in the following 27 countries below until at least 2015.   The US is the first to expire, in roughly August, 2015.

Customer’s in countries not shown below will be able to purchase Amora H&A as soon as we have them available.

Silicon Carbide Gemstones – Patent protection is in effect until 2016 on most:

  1. Europe:  EP0853690  (Designated countries)                           

    1. Belgium                            
    2. SWITZERLAND                  
    3. GERMANY                         
    4. DENMARK                         
    5. SPAIN                               
    6. FINLAND                            
    7. FRANCE                             
    8. UNITED KINGDOM              
    9. Greece
    10. Ireland                             
    11. Italy                                 
    12. Liechtenstein                    
    13. Luxembourg                     
    14. Monaco                             
    15. Netherlands                      
    16. Portugal                            
    17. Sweden                             
    18. Canada                  CA 2230262
    19. Hong Kong             HK 1015423
    20. Austria                   AT 253132
    21. Australia                 AU 710841
    22. United States          US 5723391 (expires Aug 2015)
    23. Brazil                      BR 9610393
    24. Japan                     JP 11507906
    25. Russia                    RU 2156330
    26. China                     CN 96196588.6
    27. Mexico       MX201330 (expiry 2018)

    Note that the patent in Korea was thrown out due to “lack of innovation” and thus customer in Korea may purchase future Amora’s at any time.

    1. Korea                     KR 1019980701486 (invalidated)

Until the patents in the above countries expire or are invalidated, we cannot sell any Amora H&A to customers in those countries. 
Customers in the above countries can purchase our Amora enhanced Moissanite, but again, cannot purchase the Amora H&A lab gem.”

From betterthandiamond.com

Post # 5
3232 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I can’t believe how excited I am for the AG.  I always thought I was a diamond girl but I’m so happy with my asha I’m starting to think the Amora Gem would be a great choice for my forever stone.  

From Less’ updates on BTD it looks like the US might be able to get the AG in 2013.  If so I’m sure you have count less # of bees that will let you ship your stone to them and forward it up north to you.  

Post # 7
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

im sure you can always get it from those countries labelled as something else for legal purposes and have the original certificate mailed separately

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