I can understand how you are interpreting, but it seems at best ambiguous since "designated" could mean "fits a Tak OTA" or it could mean "labeled as a Tak accessory," which is how I read it. And apparently many others read it the same as I did based on a number of posts on the first page.
I don't think it is at all ambiguous.
"Imagine if you saw a set of generic telescope rings retailing for $200.00. They fit various scope tubes. Then, a dealer gets a pair of these rings from a maker, and the maker, who designated a generic ring for Takahashi."
It is the maker who designated the generic rings for Takahashi, it never says anything about Takahashi being involved with item.
Those brake pads, they were designated by the manufacturer to fit a Honda, Honda had nothing to do with it.
The fact that people read this they way they did, figure Rich A. pushed your buttons.