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Dave W:
GIBSON Sues FUNKO Over Unauthorized Use Of Guitar Designs In METALLICA, KISS, GUNS N' ROSES Figures

Yes, I'm sure consumers will think those little vinyl figures are holding real Gibson guitars.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


Psycho Bass Guy:
...and the irony over the James Hetfield figure is that it is actually an ESP Explorer copy anyway. Metallica begged Gibson for an endorsement deal after they hit it big with 'Master of Puppets' and stodgy Gibson refused and lost arguably THE highest profile instrument endorser in music history.

Their legal dept is obviously desperately trying to maintain their "own" worth or has been threatened with cuts... pathetic... truly pathetic...


--- Quote ---Gibson wrote in the complaint: "The misuse of the Gibson trademarks by Funko was intended to cause, has caused, and is likely to continue to cause, consumer confusion, mistake or deception including the misleading of consumers into mistakenly believing that the defendant's unauthorized products are made directly by Gibson pursuant to Gibson's strict quality control standards or Gibson has authorized or licensed the use by Funko of the Gibson trademarks for those products."
--- End quote ---

That quote is flat out hilarious. They are turning it into a plot against Gibson. Like Dave wrote ironically, nobody will ever think Gibson had anything to do with those figures. Not even Gibson has that bad quality control that they'd put only four strings on Slash's signature Les Paul.


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