Trademarks, Cigar Box Guitars and the Law

Supreme_Court_of_the_United_StatesIn this new knowledgebase post, Ben “C. B. Gitty” Baker recounts what he has learned about using trademarked, branded items (like cigar box guitars, oil cans, beer cans, tin advertising signs, etc) in making musical instruments for resale.

Turns out, there some bad news and some not-so-bad-but-still-somewhat-worrisome news.  If you are building and selling, or intend to build and sell, cigar box guitars or other items that include a repurposed item that includes another companies trademarked branding images, you need to read this article.

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