Dean seeks trademark cancellations against Gibson, alleges dealer interference

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  1. Barquentine

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    If Gibson win how much would another company (PRS, Collings, Knaggs) have to change the shape of their single-cut models ?
     
  2. TonePilot

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    Is it really any dumber than the court decision that rendered a cream and black humbucker a protected design? Who knows what might happen. Get the right intellectually challenged judge and persuasive lawyers and this could all be decided in Gibson's favor.
     
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    or which side buys the judge a nicer car.
     
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    Zero. Unless they’re a smaller company who has received a C&D and is voluntarily changing their product because it’s easier than going to court.
     
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    All of a sudden that headstock does not seem as ugly...
     
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    @cadduc & @Wolfgangsta Or you might have ended up promoting another foreign brand like:

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    Yes, they are real brands of guitars in India.
     
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    Pawn to knight 7 ......CHECK!
     
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    I can't say I have seen much loathing, what I am seeing is awe, dismay, and curiosity.
    I don't think anyone wants to see Gibson go under, I suspect it is more that they want to see Gibson get in touch with the modern musical instrument market.
     
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    At one time back in the 60s there were a number of guitars and amps that appeared with altered names that were garage or machine shop copies, at that time most were from the Philippines
    like jaguars,
    once I looked at an amp that was being sold by a private party in Oakland,
    it had a "showmon" name plate with the o made to look like a squished a, an aluminum chassis instead of plated mild steel, and 2 rather than 4 output/6L6 tubes
     
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    wHy WOn't GiBSoN StoP BeiNg MEaN tO DeAN?!?!?
     
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    The absolute funniest thing...and the worst for Gibson...is that most current Gibson owners are on Dean's side of this stupid lawsuit thing. :D

    Gibson has alienated it's customer base...which may not make a big impact on Gibson sales overall, but rather than "lift" the Gibson name, this lawsuit will lower it further than it has dropped over the years simply due to ridiculous prices for shoddy guitars.
     
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    What a scary thought! o_O

     
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    You need someone to trademark a guitar body shape? I'm Don Law. I'll trademark a guitar body shape.
     
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    Not looking that hard then.

    Plenty seem to want Gibson to go under.

    In touch? Like which companies? It’s been proven time and time again that the only times Gibson has lost touch is when they try to modernize.
     
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    I don’t see the issue as long as it’s distinctive. Shape of an electric guitar has a lot to do with sound of the finished product.
     
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    I was quoting a parody commercial with Michael Showalter from The State. I would post a pic or a link, but nobody scrapes better than Viacom. Nobody.
     
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    Thank you for addressing that. I always wondered about that and how that was even possible when he went to Washburn!
     
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    Not only is it tacky. But Dean dealers are only selling the company’s current product lineup. They are not manufacturing the guitars. The dealer has a right to display or advertise any guitars they choose to. They do not hold the copyrights to these guitars. Just like that moronic video, I think this is going to backfire for Gibson big time.
     
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