IPNews® – The city of Nashville is having to make a last-minute change to the centerpiece of its New Years Eve festivities. For the last two years, the Music City had a large, glowing Gibson guitar dropping over Lower Broadway to ring in the New Year.
Now, because the Hard Rock Café, which owns the trademark “Gibson Guitar Drop”, is no longer a sponsor of the Music City New Years Eve Bash, Nashville must abandon use of the guitar trademark to avoid any allegations of infringement. The city, home to the Grand Ole Opry, will ring in the New Year with a fifteen-foot music note making the slow-motion descent instead. To continue reading, click: Nashville Guitar Drop Called Off