CNS Watch Bands Website Shut Down

Patent trolls have shut down CNS's website. You may remember that they had to discontinue calling their straps "NATO" straps because someone pre-emptively registered that term with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

There is a procedure for having a trademark cancelled, but I am sure that it would be expensive, especially for a Swedish corporation.

I have a fondness for this company because they are a reliable source of 17mm straps. That size is hard to come by for vintage collectors. I will keep checking back with them and will order straps to spite the patent troll. I encourage you to do so as well.

(CNS fabric strap on an old watch.)


CNS provide excellent service and great quality NATO straps, and trying to provide these to all of us at an affordable and very competitive price. It's appalling there are these trolls that are trying to cause them problems.


Wow, that’s a real shame!!

They were providing quality cheap straps. I’ve got at least 4-5 or probably more in the last couple of years from them..


I've had great service and products from CNS, for years now. Love those folks.

I have a differing opinion about the trademark holder.