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    Idiot is selling PRS Signature stickers

    This ebay store is selling stickers with Pauls signature on hjtem, they make an SE look like a USA made guitar. I reported the seller to ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Do-you-LOVE-...#ht_720wt_1399

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    Those are really poor for the price - it looks like vinyl that covers the WHOLE headstock and not just a signature overlay. Hopefully the ridiculous $40 price tag keeps everyone at bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Those are really poor for the price - it looks like vinyl that covers the WHOLE headstock and not just a signature overlay. Hopefully the ridiculous $40 price tag keeps everyone at bay.
    Yeah, my 15"x20" custom made sticker/wrap was about that much for two of 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyT View Post
    They are probably OK to sell, as we have a member here who did it to his own SEs.
    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...ll=1#post59609
    working on your own guitar is one thing but to SELL a product with another companies name on it is NOT O.K. I'm sure Paul probably has a copyright on his famous signature. Unless of course he has PRS's permission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lgk1208 View Post
    working on your own guitar is one thing but to SELL a product with another companies name on it is NOT O.K. I'm sure Paul probably has a copyright on his famous signature. Unless of course he has PRS's permission.
    Correct. Not okay. It's a Registered Trademark.
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    Those look pretty poor. Not a fan of that kind of thing but I appreciate those that have done it on here have no intentions of misleading anyone and are just making their guitars look and sound how they want them.
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    i think they're pretty much like all those aftermarket decals people stick on their tricked-out cars, so it's not really a big problem, for me, that is. Of course, it's just for looks, you won't have an instant USA PRS by sticking that on the headstock

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    Someone needs to tell the seller that the little R with a circle around it isn't there for looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrett View Post
    Someone needs to tell the seller that the little R with a circle around it isn't there for looks.
    Well said! The auction has not been taken down yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithogo View Post
    Well said! The auction has not been taken down yet.
    This was just posted yesterday. It takes a little time for the legal team to draft a letter and mail it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtuna26 View Post
    i think they're pretty much like all those aftermarket decals people stick on their tricked-out cars, so it's not really a big problem, for me, that is. Of course, it's just for looks, you won't have an instant USA PRS by sticking that on the headstock
    You mean to tell me that my $500 SE won't turn into a $5000 USA after I put the decal on it?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    This was just posted yesterday. It takes a little time for the legal team to draft a letter and mail it.
    I suspect eBay will just yank it. Happened to me once.
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    I contacted the seller and he said he's o.k. because there are small subtle differences and not an exact replica.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lgk1208 View Post
    I contacted the seller and he said he's o.k. because there are small subtle differences and not an exact replica.
    It isn't up to the person making or selling the fake to decide...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    It isn't up to the person making or selling the fake to decide...
    I tried to warn him. even if he was in the right, that doesn't mean you won't get dragged into court and have to spend thousands on legal fees. PRS knows that road.
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    I've gone back and forth with him over this:

    Apr-24-13 10:09:43 PDT
    Dear rocklin_distributors,
    Do you have official approval from PRS to use his signature? Do you know what the little R with the circle around it means?


    - rocklin_distributors
    It's not an exact replica of the signature or headstock shape, just similar. And yes I know what th r w/ circle means. Have you ever seen a les paul made by other companies??? small subtle differences. Same thing here!

    Apr-24-13 14:39:25 PDT
    Dear rocklin_distributors,
    Answer the question. Do you have official approval from PRS to use registered copyrighted signature?


    Apr-24-13 14:51:11 PDT
    Who the hell are you? I don't need to answer **** to you! Like I said It's not an exact duplicate of the signature or headstock shape. So why don't you mind your Goddamn business!!!!
    Why don't we meet face to face and settle this like men. Coward!
    - rocklin_distributors


    Apr 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM
    Dear rocklin_distributors,
    OK, Send me your address!


    Rocklin_distributors
    2425 Midas Ct.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

    Dear mithogo,
    So, Are you coming to visit? If not, I take business trips to NY all the time. Send me your address


    Email From ME
    To PRS
    Here is the address of the The seller of the stickers with the copyright infringement signature.
    Rocklin Distributors
    2425 Midas Ct.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

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    HA1 Nicely played, sir!

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    What a goon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrett View Post
    Someone needs to tell the seller that the little R with a circle around it isn't there for looks.
    Brilliant!! I included "...the little R with a circle around it.."" in my emails to him

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