Not Michael Sankar
Double Platinum Supporting Member
- Jul 19, 2019
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Gibson didn't acquire the Kramer name an IP until 2005.On what basis?
I think it's the other way around. Gibson could go after Fender for their Kramer Pacer clones:
EVH Also teamed up with Fender in 2005, leaving his deal with Music Man.
Given that the Pacer/Baretta was effectively originally a Superstrat, Fender could reasonably file against the Kramer division for the original infringement once the brand was salvaged from bankruptcy.
I mean... if Fender wanted to challenge Gibson at their own game and claim based on a design that had never been in practice protected.
But honestly, Kramer/Gibson is not taking enough market away from Fender/EVH to make it worthwhile, especially considering the history of the brands and designs.
Non-musicians don't look at that and see a Kramer, or a Gibson, or even a Fender. They see a guitar that looks kinda' like the one their dad or grandpa had, and if they hold interest long enough to ask him about it, it's probably a Fender.