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Guitar Amp Makers Make Up In Trademark Dispute
In December 2008, PE&G negotiated a settlement of a trademark dispute between the firm's client, boutique guitar amp maker Steven Fryette Design, Inc., and musical equipment manufacturer AXL Music.
In December 2008, PE&G negotiated a settlement of a trademark dispute between the firm's client, boutique guitar amp maker Steven Fryette Design, Inc., and musical equipment manufacturer AXL Music. At issue in the case was ownership of the "VHT Amplification" trademark and whether a purported assignment of the mark to AXL as security for a loan was invalid as an assignment "in gross." The firm sought an immediate temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent AXL from using the VHT trademark on its amps. Just before the hearing, the parties agreed to a confidential settlement.