Pantera Founder, Others Win Guitar Infringement Suit

Law360 (December 3, 2018, 3:49 PM EST) -- The estate of late Pantera founder and guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has won a copyright suit filed against it by an instrument designer alleging that the estate and a guitar production company failed to pay him after continuing to sell guitars that infringed a design he had created for the late musician, with a Florida federal judge finding most of the designer's claims were brought too late.

The three-year period for designer Buddy "Blaze" Webster to bring his copyright claims against Abbott's estate and Dean Guitars has long passed, U.S. District Judge William F. Jung said Friday. Despite Webster's efforts to...

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