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Offline NathanO

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« on: March 12, 2005, 06:48:28 PM »
AHHH!!! [:(] http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33039&item=7306181350&rd=1#ebayphotohosting

A copy of a Parker... [xx(][:(][V][:(!]

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005, 08:00:39 AM »
That stinks donkey toenails
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005, 10:46:19 AM »
Here's another very, very authentic looking Parker copy. Problem is.......There is absolutely no information available about "Schick Guitars" anywhere that I've been able to find. Looks a little to close for comfort to me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2384&item=7305507771&rd=1


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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005, 11:57:34 AM »
that one looks quite nice... infact, it looks so nice that it is scary!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2005, 10:23:59 AM »
We became aware of this several weeks ago.  This is an update on the Parker/Schick eBay infringement.

We were successful in demanding that eBay remove one of the infringing guitars (item # 7302538788) from its website. As a result of that removal, we were contacted by the European seller. We subsequently sent the seller a more detailed and thorough cease and desist letter, from which we are awaiting a response.

We have also been in continued contact with eBay US and eBay UK to remove the second guitar from its website (item # 7305507771). As of 7:00pm EST tonight, this second item was no longer available for sale on either eBay website, nor were any other “copy” Parker guitars being sold by this seller. It would seem that our efforts have convinced him to no longer pursue this method of sale.

John

 

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2005, 12:43:35 PM »
Just when I thought there was no justice left in the world! That looked way too much like a ripoff of a Parker!!! I being the curious type searched through the supposed country of origin and of course there was nothing available. I'm so glad you guys put a stop to it.

Thanks very much.

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2005, 02:13:00 PM »
Ewww!..
The bridge is horrendus on the second mahogany copy.. and a bolt-on neck quoted "plays just as good as the original"? Please

Nothing beats the playability of a real Fly.. and with that copy rising to over $1,100 USD, it's stupid for anyone to want to pick up something so second rate.

Kudos for Parker for taking action!

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2005, 12:38:36 PM »
What kills me is that the seller of the second one says "A few original Parker owners played this one and agreed that it plays exactly the same as the original..." What a joke! no matter how nice a copy it is, 1.its a bolt on 2. no carbon glass fret board. 3.hammerd frets etc. etc. There is now way it could physicly mimic a parker guitar. so unless these "few original Parker owners" owned p series parkers they must be on crack.

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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2005, 04:47:29 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2384&item=7331158800&rd=1

Looks like another one just appeared. This one is black and located in California. They are even naming it the "Flying". I guess that because of people getting away with coping Strats and LPs for years they figure it is OK. What they might not realize those makers failed years ago to properly protect their designs something I am sure Parker has done. Still just seems so cheesy to make a copy guitar. I have designs of mine copied and even if it isn't illegal it is really irritating. [V]

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2005, 06:54:40 PM »
The price on that guitar is set so low that it is extremely obvious that the instrument is not quality.  I hope Parker puts an end to all of this...


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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2005, 07:51:08 PM »
That'd be cool if they made a parker with 2 humbuckers and a single coil. But that copy could never compare to the real thing. When will these people learn ughh
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2005, 12:56:40 AM »
Someone might have to call Parker because John is out of the country. I can believe it is happenong again. These folks will copy anything they can get their hands on. As a music store owner I see all kinds of crap passed off as "as good as the original" When will they learn? They won't.. If there is money to be made.....

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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2005, 07:47:26 AM »
I just emailed Parker, hopefully they will get it and put an end to the auction.


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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2005, 08:46:02 AM »
Design and utility patents are only good for 20 years, use to be 17 years, not sure when that changed. After that period of time, the intellectual property becomes public domain; others can do as they please with it.

With regard to the LP and Fender Strat or Tele, those patents from the late 40's or early 50's expired during the late 60's or early 70's. This is why you see all the knock offs of those guitars, without owner patent infringement.
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2005, 09:37:41 AM »
Actually there is an easy get around on design and utility patents. You get the shape trademarked that is a permanent solution as trademarks don't expire. [^]

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