德國公司Tronical宣布對Gibson吉他提出5000萬美元的訴訟

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  • 德國公司Tronical宣布對Gibson吉他提出5000萬美元的訴訟

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    ◎Tronical這家以「機器人調音」裝置而知名的德國公司宣布對Gibson吉他提出5000萬美元的訴訟。在一篇新聞稿中,Tronical將自己定位為「世界領先的開發和生產擁有專利的吉他自動調音系統的公司,而吉他品牌Gibson以『G-Force』的名義進行市場行銷」。該公司還表示,該宗訴訟自2017年12月以來一直在等待漢堡市法院進行審判。

    ◎Tronical公司的創始人Chris Adams在給Music Radar的一份聲明中表示「Tronical主張在合約裡所同意的從獲利中分得2300萬美元的授權費用之外,並且因Gibson違反與Tronical獨家研發協議合約之故,需額外支付2700萬美元,而Gibson應在2026年前完成賠償」。

    ◎Tronical的機器人調音技術之前由Gibson以「Gibson G Force」之名向市場行銷,並作為該公司2015年吉他系列的一項標準功能推出。而隨著演奏者們好壞參半的不同回應,該公司在2016和2017年將該技術限制放在該公司的高性能型號中,而在2018年幾乎完全撤出了該公司的產品線中。

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    Tronical—the German company most well-known for its "robo-tuning" devices—has announced that it is suing Gibson for $50 million.

    In a press release, Tronical identified itself as "The world's leading company for the development and production of patented Auto Tuning Systems for guitars, which Gibson Brands (Gibson) markets under the name 'G-Force.'" The company also stated that the lawsuit had been pending before Hamburg State Court since December 2017.

    In a statement given to Music Radar, Tronical founder Chris Adams said "Tronical is claiming licensing fees to the amount of 23 million US dollars from the share in the profits agreed in the contract, and a further 27 million US dollars on the grounds of Gibson's breach of contract of the exclusive research and development agreement with Tronical, which Gibson should have met by 2026."

    Tronical's robo-tuning technology has been marketed by Gibson as Gibson G Force, and was introduced as a standard feature on the company's 2015 range of guitars. Following mixed reactions from players though, the company limited the technology to the company's High Performance models in 2016 and 2017, before almost completely withdrawing it from the company's 2018 line.

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