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Is it illegal to copy a Hummingbird with over 90% resemblence to market them ?


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Hi, guys out there !

I have a law issue to consult with you.

Is it illegal that someone or company copies a Gibson guitar(maybe over 90% resemblence. But brand name and logo is entirely different from "Gibson") such as A hummingbird to market them (commercially)?

 

Any input would be appreciated.

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Hi, guys out there !

I have a law issue to consult with you.

Is it illegal that someone or company copies a Gibson guitar(maybe over 90% resemblence. But brand name and logo is entirely different from "Gibson") such as A hummingbird to market them (commercially)?

 

Any input would be appreciated.

 

Which country's laws are you asking about?

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Have a long-time friend who has a Lyle guitar. It's a copy of a Dove and looks very close. All laminate. Made in 1968 in Japan. This copying of Gibson and Martin has been going-on for decades. Some of it licensed and legal, some of it on the shady side.

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I can't imagine much of a reception if I arrived at my lawyers office and asked him about a counterfeit guitar

 

He'd tell me to get a life.

Yours is better spoken than mine - I can hear him now saying "What are you, a ******?" 😨

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