An Interesting Read: Jimi Hendrix's Brother, Niece Found in Contempt of Court...

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  1. HazyPurple

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    They have their own interests at heart.

    Jimi is just a cash cow to them.
     
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    The whole thing is very sad
     
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    Id say a CC to both parties. Why couldnt they work together instead of Experience Hendrix attacking the non profit? Seem like a deal could be worked out within the Hendrix family.
     
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    As they say...money is the root of all evil!
     
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    I can safely say that none of them will ever see a dime from me.
     
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    Relatives, I swear. They circle to pick a carcass like no other predator.
     
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    So, if I read this correctly they cannot use the last name "Hendrix" even though it is their actual last name?
    Wow, that is mind boggling.
    Leon Hendrix is in trouble for selling a strat that he said belonged to Jimi....not because there is questionable authenticity but because he used the name Jimi Hendrix when describing the strat?
    That is unbelievable
     
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  8. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    how do you know so much about the inner workings of jimi's family and what motivates them? are you a journalist/biographer/historian?
     
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    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    i dunno, seems like corporations kinda have the crown for unseemly* corpse pickings...

    *thus leaving turkey vultures, condors, opossums, et al, free to continue their entirely seemly scavenging.
     
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  10. Miotch

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    In the U.S., corporations have more rights and much less liability than individuals, these days.
     
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    I believe the quote is “...the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils...” Money, in and of itself is nothing more than a tool...but point taken.

    OTOH, I had thought the even if you had a famous name, if you set up a business in your own name, that could not be taken from you. Maybe this is different.
     
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    No, they could call it the Tina Hendrix music school if they like. From other info I’ve seen on the case they were selling apparel with jimi on it and used the term Experience Hendrix on a few things. This is what they are barred from doing, not simply using the last name. Authentic Hendrix LLC does own the rights to using the name Jimi Hendrix for selling products, this is why Leon was sued for using his brothers name to sell a guitar. Now of course I doubt they would come after an individual who owned a Hendrix owned guitar and was selling it and mentioned his name but there is a lot of bad blood between them and Leon so they go after him every time he does it. Like the Hendrix vodka thing from years back.
     
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    Relatives can go a long way to validate their antipathies.
     
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    I always thought Leon is Jimi's full brother, same father same mother.
     
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    You are correct.
     
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    I side with Leon, his daughter and their associates. This is small fish compared to the big machine Janie has in her hands. To go after them in such a way is awful. Leon could never possibly cause the slightest damage to whatever activity by Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix.

    "Trademarks are going to be protected" I hear. Yes... in a world run by hungry hyenas and wolves. Which is really an offense to actual hyenas and wolves, who, like all other living beings (except humans) only take what they need, and nothing more.
     
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    Not ghoulish. I see your point. Kind of like Sylvester Stallone vs. Frank Stallone, or John Belushi vs. Jim Belushi. Talent vs. not as much talent.
     
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    Trademarks are extremely important for businesses and siding with someone based on opinions doesn’t negate a law. Do you believe it’s okay for someone to rip off Fender? If not why is it okay here?

    And who’s to say how much I or anyone else needs? Free market and capitalism all day for me! I freaking love money and the things I can do and buy with it so if I had something copyrighted or patented I would fight tooth and nail to protect it just as I would for any of my property. Al expressly excluded Leon from anything related to his brother’s estate (save one gold record he gave him) so that is how it goes. Leon IMO is a hack and trying to ride on his brothers coat tails cause he’s just not that good.
     
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