Gibson Guitar Wins Trademark Suit Vs. Paul Reed Smith

Law360, New York (March 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Gibson Guitar has won a trademark-infringement lawsuit against instrument manufacturer Paul Reed Smith.

Judge William J. Haynes in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee ruled that Paul Reed Smith infringed upon Gibson's trademark for its Les Paul single cutaway guitar.

The judge ruled that Paul Smith Guitars “was imitating the Les Paul" and gave the parties 90 days "to complete any discovery on damages or disgorgement of PRS' profits on the sales of its offending Singlecut guitar."

Gibson had alleged that Paul...
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