February 24, 2020 I Legal
Gibson Drops Appeal to Retain Ownership of Firebird and Thunderbird Body Shape Trademarks in EU
Gibson has now halted its efforts to own the Firebird and Thunderbird body shape trademarks in the European Union by withdrawing its appeal in the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The EU trademark 9667866 consisting of the body shape of Gibson’s Firebird guitar and Thunderbird bass was cancelled for musical instruments late last year. This decision was based on a motion filed by Hans-Peter Wilfer, CEO and owner of German-based guitar manufacturer Warwick. Gibson had initially appealed the verdict, but has formally withdrawn this appeal.