We've posted the listing of countries that Charles and Colvard has patent protection in currently for cutting 'Silicon Carbide Gemstones' (moissanite).
There are 27 and the US expiry is 2015. Until these expire or are invalidated, we are not able to offer any of the upcoming/future Mira cuts to customers in these countries (Asscher, emerald, H&A, etc).
Customer's in countries not shown below will be able to purchase Mira's in the new cuts as soon as we have them available.
Silicon Carbide Gemstones – Patent protection is in effect until 2015:
Europe: EP0853690 (Designated countries)
Canada CA 2230262
Hong Kong HK 1015423
Austria AT 253132
Australia AU 710841
United States US 5723391
Brazil BR 9610393
Japan JP 11507906
Russia RU 2156330
China CN 96196588.6
Note that the patent in Korea was thrown out due to "lack of innovation" and thus customer in Korea may purchase future Mira's at any time.
Korea KR 1019980701486 (invalidated)
Until the patents in the above countries expire or are invalidated, we cannot sell any Mira's that we have cut to customers in those countries.
We can and will continue to offer the standard round brilliant cut (cut by Charles and Colvard) and cushion cut to the above countries.
Link to site page (slightly better formatting there as well): Mira Banned Countries until 2015