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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Funko POP! figures are displayed during WonderCon 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Lawsuits are fun, aren’t they?  In the world of rock and roll, there certainly isn’t a shortage of them, and the latest suit could increase the value of some action figures.

Here are five unique (and sometimes strange) rock lawsuits.


Gibson v. Funko

Many of you likely own a Funko figure of your favorite rockstar, and some of those Funkos may feature those rockers brandishing a Gibson guitar.  Here’s the problem:  Funko may not have gotten permission from Gibson to feature the likeness of their guitars, like a Les Paul, with those figures.  Per Law360, Gibson Brand Inc. is suing Funko for “making repeated unauthorized use of its trademarks for various components of the guitars in Funko’s toys.”

If this is true, Funko could be in some big trouble.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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