Want double-cream humbuckers? SPEAK UP NOW!

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by WolfeMacleod, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Antigua

    Antigua Senior Member

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    I think politics has a lot to do with it. If I look at the location of the detractors, most happen to live in red states. If you don't know any of the details (or even if you do), you might see this is govt. versus business. IMO, in this case, it's DiMarzio that is exploiting government - and have done so for 36 years, not those who seek to break the trademark.
     
  2. WolfeMacleod

    WolfeMacleod V.I.P. Member MLP Vendor

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    I've come to the conclusion that strat players are jackwads. lol. Hard to believe that people WANT their choice to be limited.
     
  3. B5Erik

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    I've never understood how DiMarzio got that trademark approved. It's not like the pickuip is their corporate logo, and it's not like it's a unique design that's all their own (the double bobbin).

    It really is like Chevy trademarking a red 4 door sedan. All 4 door sedans have the same basic shape, so why couldn't they trademark that if DiMarzio can trademark a double cream humbucker?
     
  4. VictorB

    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    You need to re read the forum rules.

    Again.
     
  5. jenton70

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    Signed and sent. The bottom line is it's a ridiculous patent.
     
  6. warprider

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    In before the lock.

    *actually, there was no way to subscribe without commenting so now I'm commenting.
     
  7. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    Warp, look up for the words "Thread Tools". Hit the button and click "subscribe to this thread".

    It's a shame Antiqua headed down a path that doesn't fit with the spirit of this forum. We're so easy to get along with, if you stay within the very-easy-to-find-and-follow rules. From Victor's post, it sounds like there's been trouble there before.
     
  8. Rocco Crocco

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    Document sent.
     
  9. jamman

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    Just found this today . I'll get it out ASAP . We need a world that is free to use Pups (and color of their bobbins color) of our choosing.
     
  10. LesPolsfuss

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    Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this trademark!
     
  11. Who

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    hahaha. If the trademark falls... how many builders will name their double-creams with a corny name that pokes a little fun at the old trademark?
     
  12. Guitar Rod

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    Done and sent. Today is the deadline. Get your declaration in.
     
  13. Rocco Crocco

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    Anyone know if there is a new court date?
     
  14. Who

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    Info from our input was added to the case.

    DiMarzio immediately filed for a case dismissal (again). This seems to be the pattern.... One side files, the other files to dismiss.

    Reading the additional filing from "our" side, and then reading the filing for dismissal makes me feel that DiMarzio has a better trademark lawyer than the side looking to get the mark repealed.

    http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=73150505&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=documentSearch

    You can click Proceedings Documents (scroll down), then click to download the PDF related to that day's filing.


    I'm no lawyer, so I can't even follow that last doc from the trademark office. I think it says.... "hey, we haven't read the new filing, so we aren't going to move to dismiss.....but we're not in any hurry to look over any of this."





    Having read all the filings (and not being a lawyer), I'd side with DiMarzio. I don't think the argument has been laid out well enough to make the office force a change.

    Too much of what the plaintiff presents just reads like "this should be dropped because I don't like it". IMNLO
     
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    A) Im happy "dingo ate" tags are sstill alive and well.

    B) Trademarking a bobbin color is a petty dick move.

    Hope you win, not that I have a horse in the race because double cream 9/10 times look like poop, but because its ridiculous that people cant have a color. When you say that out loud its stupid and yet it exists
     
  16. Mr. Beef

    Mr. Beef Custom Refins/Restoration Premium Member MLP Sponsor

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    Anyone else having trouble opening the link with the document to sign?
     
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    correct me if im wrong but that patented trademark is only valid in the u.s or north america ? Bareknuckle pickups ( UK ) and many other pickups winders around the world sell double cream humbucker .

    just wanna know why Seymour Duncan cant but bareknuckle can .


    i agree it's a weird patent .. owning a "color "
     
  18. Antigua

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    Does this file download http://www.echoesofmars.com/Declaration_DiMarzio_Pickups_2017March7_03277903-2.doc ? It requires a program that is capable of opening a Word document.

    The deadline passed for the recent amended petition, but more declarations will be useful if things continue to move forward. If you can fill it out and send it to iwantdoublecream@gmail.com, it would be much appreciated!
     
  19. Antigua

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    Non-US companies can make and sell double cream humbuckers, but they can't market them to US customers.
     
  20. Mr. Beef

    Mr. Beef Custom Refins/Restoration Premium Member MLP Sponsor

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