Everyone known about the trademark that Dimarzio holds on the double-cream humbuckers.
Many people know that Sheptone was sued last year.
Some people know that there is currently a cancellation proceeding filed last year by someone local to me. I hope this link works: USPTO TTABVUE. Proceeding Number 92064181
If not, try here: USPTO TTABVUE. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System
The person who filed this petition has spent $10,000 to date on attorney fees.
The USPTO has issued a statement that basically says "We want evidence that more people in the community are affected" (Page 5 in the document listed above)
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD.
A document has been prepared by the attorney representing the cancellation proceeding. This document will be collected by the attorney and forwarded to the USPTO as evidence that people in the community are affected, and that it limits the choice of manufacturers.
This document is here:
http://www.echoesofmars.com/Declarat...03277903-2.doc Please sign it, and write a short statement on page two explaining that you would like the choice to purchase your favorite brand of pickups in the color you desire so you can make your guitar fit your preferred aesthetics/colors/appearance, etc.
Winders should express that they are a manufacturer who is affected due to LOST SALES.
Print the document, sign it, scan it, (or photograph well) and then email it to:
THE DEADLINE IS MARCH 13TH.
This is your chance. If enough signatures and statements are not collected, the USPTO will terminate this cancellation proceeding.
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