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Associated Press - May 7, 2008 2:15 PM ET

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas now has licensing control over "Razorback" electric guitars in a dispute linked to a slain musician from Texas.

Two Florida companies created the line to commemorate a guitarist who once played for Pantera.

Concordia Investment Partners and Armadillo Distribution Enterprises began selling the guitars after the death of "Dimebag Darrell" Abbott.

Abbott was shot to death in 2004 while performing on stage with his current band, Damageplan.

Abbott attended Arlington, Texas, High School and lived in nearby Dalworthington Gardens.

Abbott often wore a razor blade around his neck while playing on stage.

In 2007, the university sued, claiming the line as a copyright infringement as its athletics teams bear the Razorback name.

A settlement filed yesterday in federal court in Fayetteville gives the university licensing control over the guitars. The two companies get to keep selling the guitars in stores and over the Internet, but only through a wholesaler licensed by the university.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com


Ok so i saw this and looked ug for it and couldn't find it

I Honestly Think This is Kinda Stupid
#3
thats retarded, just one more way for some asshole(s) to make money they dont deserve, and its disrespectful to dimebag.
#6
what, i need the pear for them...


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that's stupid, I'm surprised they won, because usually trademarks don't matter if the two products are completely unrelated (as they are in this case)
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#8
If that's true, people are pathetic. I already knew they were pathetic, but now they're just asinine as well.

And pathetic.
And stupid.
And ridiculous...

And....
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#9
So Can They Get Rights To All These?

Razorback may also refer to:

The Fin Whale
Razorback (film), a 1984 Australian horror film
Razorback (band), a Filipino rock band
Razorback Records, a metal record label based in Farmingville, NY
USS Razorback, a World War 2 submarine
West Sydney Razorbacks, an Australian professional basketball team
Razorback2, a former eDonkey server
Razorback (comics), Buford Hollis, a comic book character introduced in the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man in 1977
The Razorbacks, a Canadian rockabilly band

It Pretty Retarded
#11
i think its bad enough that dean exploits his death for money, but this is shameful
#12
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i don't even like Dimebag, but that's just stupid. UA is gay.


agreed
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So Can They Get Rights To All These?

Razorback may also refer to:

The Fin Whale
Razorback (film), a 1984 Australian horror film
Razorback (band), a Filipino rock band
Razorback Records, a metal record label based in Farmingville, NY
USS Razorback, a World War 2 submarine
West Sydney Razorbacks, an Australian professional basketball team
Razorback2, a former eDonkey server
Razorback (comics), Buford Hollis, a comic book character introduced in the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man in 1977
The Razorbacks, a Canadian rockabilly band

It Pretty Retarded


hahahaha
#14
that's horrible.

there is no reason why that school should make money because an alumni was murdered.

the way the economy is going right now, anyone would do anything to make an extra buck.

even if it means being a complete douche to do so.
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Wow, I sure am proud of my school now...


not.

Don't go to school Friday I'm making a razorback out of razor blades and I'm going to kill everyone.
#16
my mom was like "well, so what?" and said that the guitar companies should've looked up copyrights (sp?) or whatever before naming it the Razorback. that's still dickish of UA.
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Quote by frottage
my mom was like "well, so what?" and said that the guitar companies should've looked up copyrights (sp?) or whatever before naming it the Razorback. that's still dickish of UA.


the trademark in this case should be completely irrelevant, because theres no way anyone in their right mind would confuse a guitar for a sports team.
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#18
did they create the name "RAZORBACK"? so whoever named Paul should own the Les Paul line then? Or a girl named Mercedes should own the whole Mercedes car company.

stupid crap...i forgot Razorback was also a Filipino rock band. woot Pinoy!
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Don't go to school Friday I'm making a razorback out of razor blades and I'm going to kill everyone.


Wow. We all know you're joking but by law the feds have to investigate a claim like that.

That's a legit death threat.
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Wow. We all know you're joking but by law the feds have to investigate a claim like that.

That's a legit death threat.

Yes because I'm totally gonna travel all the way from Indiana to Arkansas to kill someone over a guitar name that I have no association with...
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That is extremely stupid. Now I have another reason to hate Arkansas.
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That is extremely stupid. Now I have another reason to hate Arkansas.


i think it's awesome, personally. i mean, that's a dumb ruling, sure, but yay for the U of A!
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#24
they really shouldn't have settled, theres no way UA would have won if they didn't.
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Wow. We all know you're joking but by law the feds have to investigate a claim like that.

That's a legit death threat.


Many death threats go uninvestigated. I can honestly say he's in no danger.
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Don't go to school Friday I'm making a razorback out of razor blades and I'm going to kill everyone.

lol. I'm glad I got finished with my finals today!
#28
what if USC gained control of trojan condoms?
what if syracuse bought the rights to the color orange?
what if alabama gained control of tide laundry detergent?

what the hell happened to this world?
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Yes because I'm totally gonna travel all the way from Indiana to Arkansas to kill someone over a guitar name that I have no association with...
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#30
this totally sucks... all i've ever wanted was a Dean razorback guitar (cuz i'll only play deans nothing else)

and then this comes up...
THIS SUCKS!...

i hate life... honestly....
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Don't go to school Friday I'm making a razorback out of razor blades and I'm going to kill everyone.


I can see it now. You'll bust through the door of the busiest lecture hall with a malicious look on your face, holding your guitar made of razor blades and do you know what?

I'll ask you to play Rockstar by Nickelback, and you will decapitate yourself. Lulz will be had, and the problem will have solved itself.
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