Dean seeks trademark cancellations against Gibson, alleges dealer interference

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  1. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    Fake drama, attention seeking comments, wanna be lawyers.
    It’s really got it all
     
  2. Gitarman

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    You know, I've been considering another explorer-type guitar for a few months now & I've always loved the way that my Dean White/ Gold V plays... guess it's time to check out some Z's ;)
     
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    Yeah if it weren’t for that god awful headstock.
     
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    "Probably"? 40 years!
     
  5. DewieCox

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    Just holding out hope that the courts make Dean come up with their own designs.
     
  6. BlueRiff

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    I've seen this guitar cartel thing get pretty nasty. Pretty soon, da guys are goin' to da mattresses.
     
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    I would bet that by this point Dean has made more Flying V-shaped guitars than Gibson has.
     
  8. bluesmeanie

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    It is true; Long & McQuade (for example) -- a Canada-wide chain with hundreds of stores - has removed Dean guitars from their website.

    EDIT: not only the website. I stopped into my local branch, which used to (say, a couple of weeks ago) have 3 or 4 Deans, and now there's not a one on the floor. (They could have sold them all but I tend to doubt it, and that's not a snark at Dean.)
     
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    At least you don't have to bleach it's mustache.
     
  10. lns

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    Gibson wont be fine if the hero's dont play Gibson's though. Led Zeppelin fans won't live forever & how many big newer bands play Gibson?
     
  11. Bobbybigbucks

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    I'm just wondering how much money does it cost to keep trademarking a guitar body shape and how often does it need to be done?
    Any armchair lawyers out there?
     
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    Unfortunately the established legal precedent goes against Gibson. Pretty steep uphill battle . This could easily backfire and end up having these basic body shapes also end up being ruled as unenforceable trademarks, just like the Les Paul, and Fenders,Strat and Tele shapes already have been .
     
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    TGP has reset the Death of Gibson clock apparently.

    Tic tock, ninjas.

    :sarcasm
     
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  14. Help!I'maRock!

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    Unfortunately, everyone still wants a Gibson or a Fender. PRS, Ibanez, Dean, and others have made significant headway in the past 30 years. But so long as dads keep buying Epiphones and Squiers for their kids at Guitar Center, there will be a market for Gibson.
     
  15. indeedido

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    There are new bands? :bonk
     
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    Gibson lawyers get paid whether they file suit or not. It's just court costs.
     
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    Still mostly Fender and Gibson among newer guitar based bands. Still plenty of fans of older bands that play Gibsons
     
  18. DewieCox

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    Being awfully kind to Dean here.
     
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    I was looking for a dollar amount. Ball park figure would be fine.
     
  20. Help!I'maRock!

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    Dean deserves a little kindness these days. They're carrying the burden for the rest of the industry.
     

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