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Gibson is at it again.

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by GoldenEagle0308, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. wrvond

    wrvond Senior Stratmaster

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    Or more like Jeep suing other vehicle manufacturers for using grills that look like theirs, perhaps?
     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I think you mean Carvin, not Charvel. Although I think the Kiesel/Carvin shape is closest to the Jackson Rhoads shape.

    Really on the V someone should have contested it when Gibson filed their trademark - that's what happened when Fender tried to trademark the Strat/Tele/PBass/JBass shapes: multiple manufacturers contested Fender's attempt to trademark the shapes, so the trademark office declined Fender's application.
     
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  3. wrvond

    wrvond Senior Stratmaster

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    Absolutely. :thumb:
    I feel bad about misusing the term "patent", I'm usually more careful about that sort of thing.
     
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    gjohnson441496 Strat-O-Master

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    Ha! I know. It's silly. It's business and has nothing to do with me or anyone else buying Gibson or any other brand of guitar.
     
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    I'm one of the old farts. If it looks like Gibson and it's not it's a copy. If it looks like a Fender and it's not, it's a copy. No matter how good or bad, it's a copy.
    NOW GET OFF MY LAWN:D
     
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  6. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Most Honored Senior Member

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    I've always thought the highest form of flattery was supposedly someone copying you. That Keisel guitar was registered in 1986, Gibson's in 1995. If I was Mr Keisel I'd be sending a cease and desist to Gibson.. :)
     
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    It’s not Keisel or anyone else makes a big enough dent in the market. If this suit were anything other than childish harassment Gibson would need to sue exactly every other shop on earth.

    if anyone has a ‘case’ for violations it would be Fender.
     
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  8. Thrup'ny Bit

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    And I'm one of the old farts that couldn't give a flying banana if it's a Fender or a Gibson, if it's a good guitar.
     
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    Yep. Saw this yesterday.

     
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    Maybe I've been living under a rock but I've never heard of Keisel. Could it be that Gibson is "picking" on a small guitar manufacturer because it's easy pickins and can get them scared enough to fold?

    Again, I've never heard of Keisel and they are a huge company...dont know anything about them. I'm just throwing the question out there.
     
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  11. Will Lefeurve

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    A bare chested Mark Agnesi wearing a biker jacket is in the air as we speak.. :eek:
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit is no longer legal tender Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Self-propelled? :sneaky:
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    kiesel is carvin. Renamed for some reason.
     
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    They do if you file in other countries which a company like Gibson would do.
     
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    Only if their application is accepted, which is not always the case. Europe told them to take a hike.
     
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    Kiesel started making that guitar in 86 I believe. Gibson didn't trademark it till the 90s. So theres that.
     
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    You are correct. I was speaking in general terms. Technically you don't file a trademark you register it. In countries where it is registered you can enforce it.
     
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  20. Will Lefeurve

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    I was assaulted by Agnesi once.. he bit my knee when I was bending down to flick him off.. :rolleyes:
     
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