Gibson serves Mojo Hand FX with cease and desist over use of Mister-O name

Mojo Hand FX Mister-O
(Image credit: Mojo Hand FX)

Gibson has sent Mojo Hand FX a cease and desist letter regarding the branding and marketing of its Mister-O phase shifter pedal, which was first launched in March this year.

The letter, shared on Mojo Hand FX’s Instagram, states that the similarity of the Mister-O branding and mention of the Gibson trademark Maestro – in reference to the pedal’s tonal inspiration – in the marketing of the product “unfairly captalizes on the goodwill and reputation embodied in Gibson’s MAESTRO mark.”

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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.