Showing posts with label Trademarks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trademarks. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

New Sequential TAKE 5 In the Works?

This one is in via an anonymous reader.

via the USPTO:

"Mark For: TAKE 5™ trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of apparatus, instruments and software for capturing, creating, processing, recording, transmission, reproduction or amplification of audio and sound; sound-recording consoles and software; sound processing apparatus and software; sound modules; music sequencers; equalizers; musical instrument digital interface controllers, converters and software; downloadable music files; music-composition software; audio over IP network equipment; audio interfaces to record music and audio to a computer; sound recording control boards; sound processing devices; printed circuit boards for effecting sound; sound synthesizers; MIDI controllers; MIDI data storage, recorders and players of MIDI data; containers and bags adapted for use with all of the aforesaid goods; parts, fittings and accessories for all the aforesaid goods."

P.S. Created a new TRADEMARKS label for these moving forward. You can find some older posts there including trademarks for the OB-X and OB-Xa. It's worth noting some of these trademarks take years to turn into a product, or never turn into anything. Case in point: the MOOG Matador.

Friday, March 05, 2021

Behringer's Music Tribe Global Brands Ltd Loses Oberheim Trademark to Tom Oberheim

It looks like Tom Oberheim will indeed get the Oberheim name back. The chain of events are a bit randomn, like a "sample n hold" actually...

I beleive Music Tribe filed for the Oberheim logo and trademarks back in December of 2016 after they expired. Gibson previously owned them, buy then turned them over to Wells Fargo prior to this, according to details in this previous post. What's odd is Gibson then "returned" the name back to Tom Oberheim in 2019 AFTER Music Tribe filed for it. Shortly after Behringer won the trademark back. Two years later it now goes back to Tom.
(pic above via via the USPTO: "Registration is refused because the applied-for mark consists of or includes matter that may falsely suggest a connection with Tom Oberheim. Trademark Act Section 2(a), 15 U.S.C. §1052(a). Although the person is not connected with the goods provided by applicant under the applied-for mark, Tom Oberheim is so well-known that consumers would presume a connection."

They also apologize for the sample n hold loop: "The trademark examining attorney apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the delay in raising this issue(s)."

What's interesting, unless I'm reading it wrong, is the trademark appeared to have been for BEHRINGER OBERHEIM rather than just OBERHEIM?

Note this just means Behringer can't take over the Oberheim brand name. He can still come out with the Behringer UB-Xa branded OB-Xa.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Tom Oberheim TVS Pro Special Edition Coming This Year + XPANDER, DMX, & OB-XA Trademarks

via the Tom Oberheim website

"Although the last TVS-Pro was manufactured in 2018, interest in this synth has continued. By popular demand, in 2021 Tom is bringing back the TVS-Pro as a Special Edition, with each unit now having the original 'Oberheim' logo badge, plus Tom Oberheim's personal signature. These are currently available for pre-order, with more information on delivery scheduling to be announced later this year."

You might recall the OB-Xa trademark here. I missed the DMX and XPANDER trademarks in that post. Via USPTO:

DMX 88854478 2020-03-31
XPANDER 88854485 2020-03-31
OB-XA 88854470 2020-03-31

No mention of them coming yet but they were filed... The XPANDER is the big surprise though. That is one complicated synth. It's great that Tom Oberheim is still in the game making high quality synths.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tom Oberheim Registers the OB-Xa Trademark

via the USPTO

"Mark For: OB-XA™ trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of downloadable and recorded software for creating and processing music and sounds; downloadable and recorded user interface software for controlling musical instruments."

You might recall, Tom Oberheim got the Oberheim trademark and brand back in July of 2019.

Note Sequential worked with Tom Oberheim on the OB-6. Tony Karavidas of Sequential worked on the original OB-Xa with Tom Oberheim prior to Sequential. Considering Sequential re-introduced the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10, just maybe... :)

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sequential Trademarks OB-X

This one is in via an anonymous reader.

via USPTO:

"Mark For: OB-X™ trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of musical instruments, namely, keyboards; music synthesizers."

Looks like something is in the works. :)

Monday, November 18, 2019

Behringer Parent Company Music Tribe Acquires MONOPOLY Trademark

It looks like a MonoPoly by Behringer is coming. You can find previous trademarks by Behringer here, and the initial list of synths Behringer had on their radar here. Still waiting on that SYNTHI clone...

via Justia (note the slash in Mono/Poly is missing):

MONOPOLY - Trademark Details
Status: 641 - Non-Final Action - Mailed
Image for trademark with serial number 88280492
Serial Number88280492
Status641 - Non-Final Action - Mailed
Status Date2019-10-11
Filing Date2019-01-29
Mark Drawing4000 - Standard character mark Typeset
Attorney NameE. Russell Tarleton
Law Office Assigned Location CodeM50
Goods and ServicesMusic synthesizers; Modular music synthesizer instruments, namely, electronic audio modification equipment, digital sound processors, apparatus for electronic processing of sound, and synthesizers
Classification Information
International Class015 - Musical instruments. - Musical instruments.
US Class Codes002, 021, 036
Class Status Code6 - Active
Class Status Date2019-02-21
Primary Code015
Current Trademark Owners
Party NameMUSIC Tribe Global Brands Ltd.
Party Type10 - Original Applicant
Legal Entity Type99 - Other (limited company (ltd.)).
AddressPlease log in with your Justia account to see this address.
NameE. Russell Tarleton
AddressPlease log in with your Justia account to see this address.
Madrid International Filings
Entry Number1
Reference NumberA0088177
Original Filing Date USPTO2019-07-30
International Status Code408
Madrid History Events
Date Code Description
Trademark Events
Event Date Event Description

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

New Behringer K-20 - Korg MS-20 Desktop Clone Spotted & WASP Deluxe Trademark & Potential Specs

These are in via Soviet Space Child.

Some info on the K-20 below. Curious how a previously existing name for a synth can be trademarked. The trademark was actually revealed December 2017, but you can see filing from Music Group IP (Behringer's parent company) below published in 2018. You can also find the initial list of synths on Behringer's radar here, including trademarks. The Pro-1, MS-101, and VC340 are readying release, and there was the Jupiter-8 tease here.

via Musictribe on the K-20:

"I'll be honest, I love Korg mono synths. One of my all-time favourites is the Korg 770, this little guy's older sister. First off I'm amazed at the form factor in such a small footprint. This thing sounds awesome. Having a high pass and low pass with adjustable peak is amazing for fine tweaking tones. My 770 doesn't have that. One could get lost for hours just patching to different places and finding an endless sea of sounds. I never had an MS-20 so this was a learning experience of wonderment and at times pure awe. What a flexible little monster. Most definitely a generator of sounds from outer space. Add some tape delay and I'd go missing for hours on end. Wonderful job on this guy."

On the WASP Deluxe:

Wasp Deluxe – based on the rare EDP WASP synthesizer:

Legendary analog synthesizer with dual OSC design allows for insanely fat music creation
Authentic reproduction of original “Wasp Deluxe” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
Pure analog signal path based on authentic OSC, VCF and VCA designs
3 variable oscillator shapes with pulse / ramp and enhanced mode for ultimate sounds
Switchable, multi-mode VCF with Lo, Hi, Band and Notch modes
Flexible LFO with 4 waveform shapes, frequency and pitch modulation control
2 analog Envelope Generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
Complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack Case
29 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters

Monday, March 25, 2019

New Moog MATRIARCH In the Works

Trademark Details via (note the Goods and Services description matches the Grandmother and Moog One)

MATRIARCH - Trademark Details

Status: 630 - New Application - Record Initialized Not Assigned To Examiner
Image for trademark with serial number 88305351
Serial Number88305351
Status630 - New Application - Record Initialized Not Assigned To Examiner
Status Date2019-03-10
Filing Date2019-02-18
Mark Drawing4000 - Standard character mark Typeset
Attorney NameChristopher M. Thomas

Goods and Services
Electronic low pass filters for musical instruments; Electronic ring modulators for musical instruments; Electronic effects units for musical instruments; Sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a resonant filter; Sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a low pass filter, band pass filter, resonant filter or using a multiple resonant filter array and animating those frequencies using a built-in pattern generator

Goods and Services
Electronic musical keyboards; Music synthesizers; Musical instruments

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Elektron Registered Digitone Trademark - New Product in the Works?

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

via the USPTO:

Goods and Services IC 015. US 002 021 036. G & S: Musical instruments
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 79224102
Filing Date November 24, 2017
Current Basis 66A
Original Filing Basis 66A
International Registration Number 1382539
Owner (APPLICANT) Elektron Music Machines MAV AB JOINT STOCK COMPANY SWEDEN Sockerbruket 9 SE-414 51 Göteborg SWEDEN
Priority Date November 7, 2017
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Behringer to Re-introduce an EMS SYNTHI and More, Much More

The list:

ARP 2600
Octave CAT
Roland SH-101 (3 colors)

Details on each (no new pics in yet, but you might remember the MS-101 here):

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Uli Behringer on Next Steps - New Affordable Clones of Classic Vintage Synths & More

This one in via Soviet Space Child.  Further below you will find a post from Uli Behringer on what he plans next.  It is pretty much in line with what he said in his recent interview posted here on the 23rd. Note he mentions bringing old classics back along with new creations. An interesting side note, is it appears Music Group IP, which Behringer falls under, made logo and trademark grabs for Oberheim. Via dluther:

"The Oberheim logo and trademarks seem to have been filed by Music Group after Gibson turned it over to Wells Fargo, and it expired:

USPTO Assignments on the Web

Then Music Group IP made a claim on it on Dec 8 of last year (awaiting examination

Trademark Status & Document Retrieval

And Gibson must have caught wind of what's going on and is now trying to retrieve it on behalf of Bank of America as a "Security Interest:"

USPTO Assignments on the Web

It's interesting to note they filed these trademarks under the Music Group IP Inc. name instead of some shell organization. Given the specificity of the Oberheim marks reserved, I'd venture their next big synth will be an 'homage' to the OB-Xa, and possibly an OSCar. Given their treatment of the Juno-106, it might be something special..."

And here is what Uli Behringer had to say regarding what's coming:

"Hello everyone, please allow me to chime in.

Since the introduction of our first synth, the DeepMind12, it has now become the best selling synthesizer at the world's largest retailers Thomann and Sweetwater. Our team is so excited that we have decided to go "all in".

What does that mean?

We have since hired 20 incredibly talented engineers and synth experts, and we're hiring many more. In fact we're looking for passionate software and hardware engineers for our Innovation Center in Manchester, UK. Please feel free to drop me a note and CV if you're interested...

Our dream is to cover every musical and technological angle, which includes analog and digital synths, samplers, romplers, drum machines - you name it.

We have also taken on the challenge to see if we can make a really cool analog synth for US$ 49 retail. That's not easy, but we'll give it a try! We like to make analog synths available especially for kids so they can learn to play an electronic instrument.

We'll be reviving both legacy synths based on authentic designs and original components but we're also heavily investing in research in the areas of cutting-edge granular and waveform synthesis, etc. in order to innovate and create something completely new.

Many people have asked us to revive synth jewels from the past and make them affordable so everyone can own one. This very much resonates with me because when I was a kid, I spent hours in stores playing and admiring those synths - however I couldn't afford them which was tremendously frustrating.

Frankly, I never understood why someone would charge you US$ 4,000 for a MiniMoog, when the components just cost around US $200.

We at Midas and Behringer believe in bringing these instruments back and making them affordable so everyone can play and enjoy them.

In order to introduce young people to the world of synthesizers, we have also hired lots of university fresh grads for our engineering departments - great guys that have discovered and now love building synths.
I can honestly say that this the best vibe we have ever had in our company and I am tremendously proud of these guys who put incredible effort and time in designing those synths.

As always we love to hear from you, learn what your thoughts are and what you want us to make. Building great things for customers is what we love and the purpose why we exist.

Thank you for all the fantastic support!


Update: New OSCar and ARP 2600 on Behringer's Radar - this explains the OSCar logo above.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Origin of the Moog Trademark Logo

via @moogmusicinc

"This month in 1964, the iconic Moog trademark logo was introduced."

It reads:

“This year, the R.A. Moog Co. begins its second decade of service to musicians, enxperimenters, and hobbyists. As a result of the first decade’s accomplishments, the R.A. Moog Co. is now regarded as a leader in the field of electronic music instrumentation.

A new trademark has been created to graphically symbolize the concepts upon which R.A. Moog products and services are based. the musical note instantly evoke the feeling of music, while the surrounding circle, open at the top, creates a sense of unity and movement. The trademark is simple enough to be instantly recognizable, and tasteful enough to complement the appearance of the finest electronic musical equipment. As such, this trademark will now be used to identify all R.A. Moog products.


Robert A. Moog”

Note the logo came a decade after Bob Moog started. Also note the statement calls out experimenters. Musicians and hobbyists are expected, but ezperimenters? Pretty cool when you think about it.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Moog Registers MATADOR Trademark

via Trademarkia

"Sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a resonant filter

Music synthesizers"

"This is a brand page for the MATADOR trademark by Moog Music, Inc. in Asheville, NC, 28801. Write a review about a product or service associated with this MATADOR trademark. Or, contact the owner Moog Music, Inc. of the MATADOR trademark by filing a request to communicate with the Legal Correspondent for licensing, use, and/or questions related to the MATADOR trademark.

Status Update! On Friday, February 14, 2014, status on the MATADOR trademark changed to NEW APPLICATION - RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER.

On Tuesday, February 04, 2014, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for MATADOR by Moog Music, Inc., Asheville, NC 28801. The USPTO has given the MATADOR trademark serial number of 86184008. The current federal status of this trademark filing is NEW APPLICATION - RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER. The correspondent listed for MATADOR is CHRISTOPHER M. THOMAS of PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN LLP, 150 FAYETTEVILLE ST STE 1400, RALEIGH, NC 27601-2956 . The MATADOR trademark is filed in the category of Computer & Software Products & Electrical & Scientific Products , Musical Instrument Products . The description provided to the USPTO for MATADOR is Sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a resonant filter."

Monday, January 13, 2014

Roland AIRA - Something New From Roland Coming to NAMM?


"Effects processors; sound modules for reproducing and creating sound; voice effectors

Electronic sound effectors for musical instruments; electronic musical instruments, namely, music synthesizers, rhythm machines, and bass machines"

"On Tuesday, November 05, 2013, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for AIRA by Roland Corporation, Shizuoka 431-1304. The USPTO has given the AIRA trademark serial number of 86110447. The current federal status of this trademark filing is NEW APPLICATION - RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER..."

Tip in via Soviet Space Child

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

New Moog Minifoogers in the Works?

"Moog Minifooger - Delay ($199.00)
A Bucket Brigade based 100% analog delay that delivers over 650ms of rich, blooming repeats. Adding an expression pedal to the MF Delay allows you to control feedback swells dynamically or adjust the delay time completely hands free.

Moog Minifooger - Tremolo ($179.00)
A lush, transformative, and unique wide-range tremolo pedal that employs a balanced modulator circuit and Sub Audio VCO.. Add an expression pedal for beautiful, hands-free swells.

Moog Minifooger - Boost ($139.00)
A tone enhancing, twin topology boost pedal that allows you to select between transparent VCA or clipped OTA signal paths. When paired with an expression pedal, the MF Boost can also be used as a volume pedal or sweepable-gain boost pedal.

Moog Minifooger - Drive ($169.00)
A unique, filter-based overdrive pedal that employs a classic OTA and Moog Ladder Filter in its drive section for completely customizable sounds from creamy overdrive to cranked tube amplifier. Plug in an expression pedal to add a dimension of tonal and performance possibilities not found elsewhere.

Moog Minifooger - Ring ($149.00)
A balanced Ring Modulator based on the best selling Ring Mod in the world, the Moogerfooger MF-102. Add an expression pedal and the MF Ring creates hands free sound sweeps and octave style jamming, to robotic and whammy effects."

via the forum [Googlish] via

And the trademark via

"By: Moog Music, Inc.
Electronic effects pedals for electronic musical instruments; computer software for music production and processing"

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