Not that I read this whole thread, but why can't Gibson trademark silver and gold covered humbuckers and stick it to Dimarzio? Hell, why didn't Gibson sue Dimarzio for patent infringement back in the day? Wasn't that a 20 year patent? I accidentally bought a Dimarzio for a tele once. I forgot about this silly topic. Had it been a Humbucker, I would have remembered and NOT BOUGHT IT. Since the tele pickup, I've never make the mistake of buying a Dimarzio again. If they admitted they were wrong to trademark a color of a pickup they didn't invent, if they did that, I would say "Good for you, I think I'll try your pickups now." I'm not holding my breath.