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Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!


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Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 02:22:05 PM »
https://guitar.com/news/industry-news/gibson-returns-tom-oberheim-trademark/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

Good stuff, congrats Tom!
Since they know squat about synthesis, it seems a no brainer.  Wish they had done that years ago, but better late than never.
Good news of the day for sure!
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Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 03:30:01 PM »
I was just reading about this and had to head over here. The Universe is finally back in perfect harmony.

Congrats Tom!

Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 04:13:14 PM »
Fantastic news! I too wish this would have happened already right before Tom's return to the world of hardware synths. But yes, better late than never.

Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 07:03:37 PM »
Glad to see Sequential and Oberheim where they belong. I'd love to see Dave and Tom collaborate to bring a Two Voice and Four Voice into bigger production. 

Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 07:53:17 AM »
The real question though is...will we see it on anything again?
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Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 10:05:49 AM »
I do wonder if the newly manufactured OB6s will have the original Oberheim logo on them.
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Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 03:43:20 PM »
https://guitar.com/news/industry-news/gibson-returns-tom-oberheim-trademark/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

Good stuff, congrats Tom!

So there has been a Dave Smith Instruments / Tom Oberheim signature logo OB6, now a SEQNENTIAL / To Oberheim signature OB6 and maybe now an Oberheim/Sequential Tom Oberheim signature logo OB-6 if they can fit all the logos on!!
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Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2019, 08:53:00 AM »
So there has been a Dave Smith Instruments / Tom Oberheim signature logo OB6, now a SEQNENTIAL / To Oberheim signature OB6 and maybe now an Oberheim/Sequential Tom Oberheim signature logo OB-6 if they can fit all the logos on!!
Does the latest OB-6 batch have Sequential instead of DSI? If so please post pictures.

As for Oberheim, seeing the original font again would be very cool, but the logo is dorky as all get-out. Although I'm sure many people will defend it purely for nostalgic reasons and LycanAlive will say something about legacy.  ;)
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Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019, 11:41:54 PM »
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Re: Awesome, Gibson gives Oberheim name and IP back to Tom!
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2019, 07:55:40 AM »
So Uli Behringer won the right to use the Oberheim name in Europe, is that correct?  Gibson didn’t use the Oberheim trademark, their “ownership” of it is in question, they may have had no right to transfer the business name back to Tom.  I can’t help but wonder, given how suspect Gibson’s business tactics have been recently, if they gave the name away simply to avoid the expense of the possible upcoming lawsuits.