Fortin asks Ukrainian pedal builder to stop using the name Evil Pumpkin

Analog Music Company Evil Pumpkin pedal – the source of its dispute with Fortin Amps
(Image credit: Analog Music Company)

An attorney working for US amp maker Fortin has contacted Ukrainian pedal builder Analog Music Company to request it ceases using the phrase Evil Pumpkin on its products, claiming Fortin owns the US trademark for the name. 

The email from Rick Finkelstein of the RC Trademark Company LLC, which represents Fortin, has been shared by Analog Music Company’s founder Konstantin. The latter disputes the claim. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.