Best of 2005: Reversal Strummed Up in Gibson Guitars Case

The AP reports:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corporation has lost a legal battle. A federal appeals court has ruled that a competitor‘s copy of Gibson’s popular Les Paul model does not infringe on Gibson’s trademark.

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Here’s a link to the decision.

We blogged on this story a while back and expressed some doubt about the lower-court decision. Guess now it’s Gibson‘s turn to fret.

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