Gibson Settles Guitar Design TM Tiff With UK Co. Mid-Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (March 17, 2017, 9:46 PM EDT) -- Gibson has settled trademark claims against British instrument manufacturer John Hornby Skewes, ending a California federal jury trial over whether Skewes ripped off Gibson's iconic guitar designs, with Gibson saying Skewes will be blocked from selling certain guitars in the U.S. and Skewes saying the deal was “mutually satisfactory.”

Only days after commencing trial in downtown Los Angeles, Gibson Brands Inc. and John Hornby Skews & Co. held a settlement conference with U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson that resulted in a settlement being entered into...
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