1 August 2022TrademarksSarah Speight

Maker of famous ‘flying’ guitar shape wins three-year dispute

Iconic guitar manufacturer beats back competitor over trademark infringement | Texas court issues permanent injunction against rivals | Defendants ordered to pay $4,000 in damages.

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