Gibson warning video over trademark infringements

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stonevibestonevibe Frets: 5502
So if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you read the comments.

Blink Agnesi, blink!

https://www.gearnews.com/gibsons-mark-agnesi-to-guitar-builders-youve-been-warned-over-copyrights/
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 20241
    Interesting.

    Of course, there's an important distinction to be made here - if they take action, it will be in civil court. The logo (or primary distinguishing marks) is still required under UK law for an item to be considered counterfeit (and thus for criminal law to apply).
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  • springheadspringhead Frets: 1081
    I think that's fair enough.  Wanting to protect their brand and protect buyers against getting ripped off.  They'll need to back it up by taking action where they can.

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  • ArchtopDaveArchtopDave Frets: 854
    May he's too young to remember that Gibson failed in court with their action against PRS.
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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 5502
    All sounds a little desperate to me. They really should concentrate on building great instruments and not just relying on their past glories.
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4896
    Don't Fuck with Gibson's "Mickey Mouse" Ears on the ES335

    Click

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEcXp8_I8CY

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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 7197
    stonevibe said:
    All sounds a little desperate to me. They really should concentrate on building great instruments and not just relying on their past glories.
    As with Fender, all they ever seem to do is try to hark back to their past glories (even though most of them weren't considered so at the time).

    Somewhat ironically, why is Mr. Agnesi wearing a fake Schott Perfecto jacket...?  :)
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4896
    edited June 2019
    In all seriousness though, he should realise that there are many out there who will simply pay to have the Gibson Logo on their Guitar, I'm one of them, but if I wanted "almost" exactly the same shape but with undoubtedly brilliant QC Levels, I'd buy a Ruokangas Unicorn or a Feline or many of the other great boutique builders out there.
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  • OilCityPickupsOilCityPickups Frets: 5385
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    I find it fascinating that the 'Gibson' that did the most to restore the popularity of the Les Paul ... and hence Gibson as a brand ... was Slash's AFD instrument ... which was a fake! They then made truckloads from copying the fake and selling it. 
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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 5502
    I find it fascinating that the 'Gibson' that did the most to restore the popularity of the Les Paul ... and hence Gibson as a brand ... was Slash's AFD instrument ... which was a fake! They then made truckloads from copying the fake and selling it. 
    Yep, says a lot about the brand.

    Then there was the Hendrix Experience ahem Strat....
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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 7197
    I find it fascinating that the 'Gibson' that did the most to restore the popularity of the Les Paul ... and hence Gibson as a brand ... was Slash's AFD instrument ... which was a fake! They then made truckloads from copying the fake and selling it. 
    Ahh yes, the Derrig 'homage' , cough, cough.
    Gibson's marketing department have never let principles or morals get in the way of turning a fast buck  :)
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 8451
    Does he warn them about copying Gibson's QC?
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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 5502
    scrumhalf said:
    Does he warn them about copying Gibson's QC?
    Can you trademark shoddy workmanship?
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  • WhitecatWhitecat Frets: 4166
    Sentiment = good
    Execution = bizarre
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  • springheadspringhead Frets: 1081
    I think this is just one part of the company relaunching itself after near destruction. That relaunch will, hopefully, include sorting out the QC, reviewing the range of models (which they've been doing already) and ideally some inovation into newer products that players will want. 
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  • PonchoGregPonchoGreg Frets: 629
    That video was hilarious. Why anybody in their right mind in the marketing department would think this will accomplish anything positive and not massively backfire is beyond me...
    Click here to see me butchering some classic solos!
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  • DanielsguitarsDanielsguitars Frets: 2471
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    I've heard Terry Morgan will be retiring soon, which is good timing  =)
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  • tone1tone1 Frets: 3705
    edited June 2019
    Agnesi back @ Norm’s by Christmas 
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  • midlifecrisismidlifecrisis Frets: 2229
    i hear mickey mouse is going to sue gibson for copying his ears on the 335
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23687
    I've heard Terry Morgan will be retiring soon, which is good timing  =)
    You need to turn round three times holding your nose and reciting Bert Weedon for that mention!!
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  • OilCityPickupsOilCityPickups Frets: 5385
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    Interesting to try and work out at whom this sabre rattling is directed: they stand no chance of stemming the tide of Chibsons as China has no interest in protecting a foreign company's patents or trademarks. The only folks they can really scare are the smaller makers who can't defend themselves because of financial constraints. 

    The other interesting thing is that US patent law is lax to the point of idiocy ... the first patent for a humbucking pickup was granted in 1936 ... and yet practically identical products were the subject of 'original patents' by both Gibson and Gretsch in the 1950s .... EVEN after the 1935 design had been published in 1939 in an electronics magazine so was in the public domain and there was a truck load of 'prior art'. 

    Fender may well have nicked it's Strat headstock shape from Paul Bigsby ... Gibson may well have nicked the humbucker from Arnold Lestil (who? I hear you say) or Gretsch.

    Incidentally Lestil was also the co developer of  the “Radio Organ of a Trillion Tones” ... also from the 1930s ... which was basically a primitive keyboard sampler!
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