Gibson loses another trademark in the EU (firebird)

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Off the top of my head, none do a direct copy. Inspirations abound, such as Phil X's Framus, but checking Framus, Lag, Vigier, Mayones, I found no "same guitar with a different headstock". The only ones doing it are distributor brands such as Harley Benton and Fame.
     
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    777timesgod Officially the unofficial Forum Censor

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    Out of the frying pan and into the fire-bird...
    Sorry, I could not resist. Perhaps they can sue Dean again and feel better about the whole thing. Of course, they could come to a mutual agreement and Gibson can release a Dimebag Gibson model for a limited time. There...I solved the whole situation.
     
  3. Mprinsje

    Mprinsje st. anger ain't bad!

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    Theres also Maybach guitars, which I see going around more and more these days. Straight up Gibson LP clones for about 1500 bucks or something. I've played 2, they're actually pretty nice guitars.
     
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    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    One could say Gibson LPs are only worth about 1500 anyways. And I own one..
     
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    ixlramp SS.org Regular

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    Good news, and quite right too, not a failure of justice and not bias.
    Key point:
    "The fact that Gibson waited 50 years since launching the first Firebird models, first filing for trademarks in 2011, also contributed to the decision."
     
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    The Mirror SS.org Regular

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    So just to make this sure.

    Gibson tried to trademark the fact that they were the first to shape a piece of wood in a specific form.
    That is it, as a V and a Firebird still function absolutely the same way as any other electric guitar.

    What's up with that company? Maybe start building quality guitars for a decent price?
     
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    JSanta SS.org Regular

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    The only issue I see with the lawsuit is the fact that they waited so long. As far as building quality guitars at a decent price, their 2019s have been fantastic. I'll put my 2019 1960s LP Standard up against anything. And they are more than a grand less than a PRS CU 24 here in the States. It's been a fashionable thing to shit on Gibson the past several years, but I think they've been putting out guitars as good as anything in their history. And their Original and Modern series are priced extremely well for an American made instrument.
     

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