Sunday, November 17, 2019


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Dean seeks trademark cancellations against Gibson, alleges dealer interference

Armadillo responds to counterfeit lawsuit by seeking the cancellation of Flying V, Explorer and ES-335 shape trademarks, and accuses Gibson of threatening guitar stores selling Dean and Luna guitars with legal action.
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Tributes pour in for late guitar tech Alan Rogan

The Who’s guitar guardian is remembered by Fender CEO Andy Mooney, Slash, Fred Gretsch and more.
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Furch bolsters US market operations with new Nashville head office

The Czech brand has taken back the reins from distributor Stonebridge Guitars International.

“It’s time to shift from confrontation to collaboration”: Gibson breaks silence on lawsuits

Gibson releases statement acknowledging mistakes, hoping for a “constructive resolution” to the Dean case, and plans for “creative collaboration agreements” with boutique builders.

Gibson loses Flying V trademark case in EU court

UPDATE:  Warwick boss Hans-Peter Wilfer has released a statement on the outcome of the Flying V case: “We are very pleased with this decision and I...

The key dates leading up to Gibson’s lawsuit against Dean Guitars

Wondering where this all started? Here's a timeline of key dates leading up to the lawsuit.

Gibson vs Dean: Five things you need to know

Lost in the Gibson and Armadillo Enterprises controversy? Here are five key points you need to know.
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“Gibson’s claims are entirely baseless”: Dean Guitars CEO responds to lawsuit

Evan Rubinson strongly refutes Gibson’s accusations and promises to “vigorously defend ourselves.”
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Gibson sues Dean Guitars over alleged trademark infringement

Gibson follows through on video threat and files multi-million dollar lawsuit against Dean and Luna Guitars in Texas court.
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Gibson’s Mark Agnesi warns ‘copycats’ to stop “forging” its guitars

“To the manufacturers out there, we want you to know that you’ve been warned,” said the company’s Director Of Brand Experience, Mark Agnesi.

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