Dean Guitars alleges Gibson threatened dealers over copyrights

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In a new twist to the ongoing Gibson lawsuit story, Armadillo has responded to the recent Gibson lawsuit by seeking the cancellation of Flying V, Explorer and ES-335 shape trademarks. According to Guitar.com, the parent company of Dean Guitars and Luna also accuses Gibson of threatening dealers selling Dean and Luna guitars with legal action. These […]

Gibson officially responds – From Confrontation To Collaboration

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Gibson has finally responded to the debacle over them taking to court of Dean Guitar over trademark infringements.  Gibson Official Statement Below is the official Gibson response in full (just ion case they remove it) and it covers the situation between them and Dean Guitars, plus gives insights into why Gibson has reacted in such […]

Gibson loses Flying V trademark case in EU court

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Gibson has just lost their Flying V trademark case in EU court. The court has stated that the Flying V body shape has “no demonstration of distinctive character”.  Flying V trademark case blow Dean Guitars’ legal team will surely be watching this outcome and using it in their defence against Gibson, over the alleged copyright infringement […]

Dean Guitars CEO Evan Rubinson: “Gibson’s claims entirely baseless”

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Armadillo Enterprises, the parent company of Dean Guitars and Luna Guitars, has responded to Gibson’s multi-million dollar trademark infringement lawsuit. Dean Guitars CEO Evan Rubinson says that Gibson’s claims “are entirely baseless”.  Dean Guitars CEO responds to Gibson Lawsuit A letter sent out to the Armadillo’s dealer network has just surfaced on Reddit. In the letter, […]

Gibson’s Mark Agnesi to guitar builders: “You’ve been warned” over copyrights

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Gibson has uploaded a video to YouTube featuring Mark Agnesi, its Director Of Brand Experience. And it’s a bit, well, odd. In the video, he warns builders that Gibson will take action against copyright infringements on their trademarked designs. The gloves are coming off at Gibson, it seems…  Trademarks Gibson’s latest YouTube video is entitled Play Authentic. Mark […]

Roland registers the look of the TR-808 and TB-303 as trademarks

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It all feels a little bit too late but Roland has quietly registered the design and look of their classic TR-808 drum machine and TB-303 Bassline synth as trademarks.  Legendary looks The look of the 808 and 303 are iconic and instantly recognisable. And that design has found itself in everything from t-shirts and mugs […]