Seventeen Brands Oppose Gibson's Quest to Trademark '335 Shape'

On July 24, seventeen companies filed for extensions to oppose the trademark application by Gibson Brands Inc. for the (two dimensional outline) of the 335 body shape. Peavey,  Dean ( Armadillo), JHS, Suhr (JS Tech), Collings, Schecter, Westheimer, ESP, Washburn (U.S. Music), Roman Guitars, Trussart Guitars, Sadowsky, Warwick, Cordoba, Premier Builders, and Guild have filed together represented by Bienstock and Michael, P.C. Fender (FMIC) and Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises have filed separately.

We'll have more on this developing story as events unfold.


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The Music People to Distribute Denon and Marantz

TMP Pro Distributionis has announced a distribution agreement with Denon Professional and Marantz Professional to be their exclusive national distributor in the U.S.  TMP Pro Distribution has built an expansive line of 170 pro-audio brands and continues to grow. Since pro audio distribution was added to the business model in 1985, TMP Pro has consistently followed a formula of establishing strong partner relationships with vendors.  The TMP Pro Team is recognized by manufacturers and customers alike for its in-depth knowledge of the products that they sell. Accordingly, the TMP Pro national sales team offers years of first-hand experience in the full line of products offered by Denon Professional and Marantz Professional.

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Sennheiser Updates Artist Relations Site

Audio specialist Sennheiser announced a broad updated to its artist relations site has arrived. The website [sennheiser.com/artists] is designed not only to be visually engaging for artists, music fans, and customers, but also rich with information on artists using Sennheiser microphones, wireless systems, and other products. Visitors can explore and gain relevant information on a wide range of Sennheiser artists and the equipment they use: from established acts such as Paramore to emerging acts such as Katie Cole.

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D'Addario Kaplan Vivo Strings

On the B&O side of things, D'Addario's Kaplan Vivo provides a robust, powerful tone designed for instruments with inherent warmth and sweetness. D'Addario's Kaplan Amo provides a powerful but more flexible tone and feel, designed for instruments with inherent brightness and openness. Both sets are designed to settle in quickly, have good bow response, and remain stable. They are also well-matched in diameter, which makes for more consistent feel and response across the set.

Jupiter 1100 Series Trumpets

The 1100 Series Trumpets produce a wide range of tonal colors and come in three distinct models which give the player the freedom to choose from a variety of leadpipes and bell materials. Whether players are looking for a dynamic, classic or majestic sound, the 1100 Series offers versatility.

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