"Calling a Dean guitar counterfeit is ludicrous," claims prominent guitar industry lawyer on Gibson lawsuits

Dean electric guitar headstock
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Back in June, Gibson made massive waves in the guitar community when the storied company sued Armadillo Enterprises, the parent company of Dean Guitars and Luna Guitars.

In the lawsuit, Gibson alleged trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and trademark dilution on the part of Armadillo.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.