Gibson Brands, Inc.


 

The History

For more than 100 years, Gibson Guitar Corp. has been engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing and distributing for sale a variety of musical instruments, including string instruments such as mandolins and banjos, as well as accessories, such as amplifiers and strings, throughout the United States and internationally. Gibson is best known for its guitars, including both acoustic and electric guitars.

Gibson has designed and produced industry-standard models in every major style of fretted instrument, the most famous of which is the LES PAULguitar, introduced in 1952. The Gibson F-5 Master Model mandolin, Mastertone banjo, Flying V, Explorer, ES-335, SG and SJ-200 guitars and DOBRO brand resonator guitar are among Gibson best-known and most influential models. Gibson has been headquartered in Nashville since 1984.

Our Registered Trademarks

Over the years, Gibson has developed goodwill in its instruments and the trademarks for those instruments. Gibson's trademarks are so valuable and important because guitar buyers associate these trademarks with the high quality of Gibson products. Gibson provides the following list of some of its trademarks:
 

MARK

U.S. TRADEMARK
REGISTRATION NUMBER

Maestro & Design

328,690

Gibson

510,594

Slingerland

615,793

Fretless Wonder

626,204

Gibson

866,698

Dove & Design

898,315

Stereo & Design

905,145

Les Paul

918,934

Dobro

950,801

Epiphone

964,189

Gibson

989,617

The Ripper

1,005,289

Design Split Diamond

1,008,797

Design Pineapple

1,008,798

Design Split Diamond

1,008,799

Duolian

1,009,338

"EPI"

1,016,321

Design Peghead (Dove Wing)

1,020,485

Custom L-5 & Design

1,021,477

Design Bell

1,022,637

Citation

1,027,899

S-G

1,045,872

Dobro and Design

1,134,094

The Paul

1,147,147

Byrdland

1,167,202

Flying V

1,216,644

Striped Guitar

1,288,465

Challenger

1,318,020

Magnum

1,322,068

Victory

1,324,389

Map

1,391,541

Design Guitar (Steinberger)

1,394,829

Steinberger

1,441,155

Les Paul

1,539,282

CMI

1,541,051

CMI & Design

1,543,093

Gibson

1,545,311

Chet Atkins

1,557,887

Country Gentlemen

1,557,888

Design Peghead Profile (Explorer)

1,567,052

Power Lines

1,677,559

Maestro

1,706,618

Brite Wires

1,725,491

American Made/World Played

1,745,731

Design Guitar Body (Les Paul)

1,782,606

Historic Collection

1,798,959

Tour Wear

1,815,966

E Stylized

1,833,789

Headjammer

1,842,807

Legrand

1,866,940

The Mark of a Great Guitarist

1,870,490

Accu-Voice

1,870,491

OB-MX

1,871,892

Drummer

1,872,083

Vintage Re-issue

1,872,419

Tobias

1,885,979

Kramer

1,888,387

OBL

1,899,598

"Moustache" Bridge Design

1,911,282

Flatiron

1,913,232

El Capitan

1,928,040

Hummingbird

1,931,670

Dove

1,931,671

Design Peghead (Reverse Explorer)

1,934,543

Custom L-5

1,937,145

Epiphone

1,957,393

Design Peghead (Stairstep)

1,967,503

Radio King

1,969,929

Wes Montgomery

1,973,045

Orville

1,979,647

Design Pickguard (Terraced)

1,997,678

Design Guitar (ES-335)

2,007,277

OB Logo

2,008,143

Design Peghead (Cropped Ear)

2,016,857

'57 Classic

2,034,846

Design Guitar (Flying V)

2,051,790

Design Guitar (Explorer)

2,053,805

Nighthawk

2,069,841

GMI

2,092,075

Blues Hawk

2,094,848

Studio King

2,135,333

Design Cloud

2,150,184

Gibson

2,177,027

Design Guitar Body (SG)

2,215,791

Spirit

2,273,225

Dual-Rail

2,293,467

Burstbucker

2,295,545

Quad-Rail

2,298,816

Ear Plug

2,363,070

Design Guitar Peghead

2,367,539

Oberheim

2,374,612

Mo' Baby

2,386,273

Direct Connect

2,395,086

Swingmaster

2,419,785

J-45

2,482,205

J-50

2,482,206

Musicyo.com

2,485,085

Design Guitar Pickguard

2,501,101

Goldentone

2,508,455

"Top Belly" Bridge Design

2,528,669

Design Guitar Body (Mo' Baby)

2,534,993

Valley Arts

1,319,300

Custom Direct

2,568,567

ES

2,599,297

FV

2,599,298

Goldtone

2,611,145

Maestro and Design

2,624,523

Maestro

2,624,578

Design Guitar Body (Moderne)

2,633,416

Explorer

2,641,548

Pure

2,644,117

Design of a Guitar Peghead

2,679,139

Magic

2,684,617

Banana Headstock

2,696,053

Headstock Design

2,705,574

SJ

2,731,881

AJ

2,731,882

GIBSON PURE

2,738,824

Valley Arts

2,751,275

Gibson Pure (and design)

2,843,434

Design of Shield and Dog

2,843,677

LPX

2,860,682

Original Hound Dog

2,867,454

Double Ball

2,870,036

Miscellaneous Design of Guitar Body

2,885,394

 

 

Gibson will terminate an auction pursuant to eBay's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program if it attempts to auction (1) any items (guitars, decals, merchandise, etc) that contain the unauthorized use of our trade names, trade dress, and logos from all of our Gibson family of brands (see complete list above). This includes counterfeits and copies, or (2) a guitar, guitar part or guitar accessory using the phrase "Gibson-style," "Les Paul-style", "Gibson Replica" or some similar designation in the title of or description of the auction. Gibson randomly monitors auctions. Gibson requests that eBay, under the terms of the VeRO program and pursuant to paragraph 5.4 of your own eBay User Agreement, terminate that auction when a problem is discovered.

Further information about Gibson, and its products, including answers to frequently asked questions, may be found at Gibson web-site, www.Gibson.com.

 

To learn how to spot a fake Gibson read this feature at Gibson.com.

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