Gibson sues Dean Guitars over alleged trademark infringement
Andrei Mincov's commentary on the original article
A guitar shape is a guitar shape, right? Wrong. Some guitar shapes are actually trademarked. But the question is, at what point does a distinctive guitar shape become functional? At which point are you at risk of losing trademark rights in the shape? This is what we will find out if this case goes all the way. We'll see how it goes.