WowWee sued by guitar maker Gibson

Guitar giant Gibson has sued WowWee and a number of retailers selling the Paper Jamz line.
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The Paper Jamz range includes guitar shapes based on several Gibson models - Les Paul, SG, Explorer and Flying V. But WowWee is vowing to stand its ground and said in a statement: "WowWee is of the view that Gibson’s claims are without merit. WowWee stands by its products and is vigorously defending against the claims."

It seems that Gibson wants to license the trademarked designs, and is actually hoping to get WowWee to pay up for the designs and then still get the benefit of increased demand for the real guitars.

But the guitar maker is also going after the various retails selling the Paper Jamz offerings, filing against Walmart, Amazon, Big Lots, K-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, Walgreens, Brookstone, Best Buy, eBay, Toywiz and HSN.

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