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Universal Percussion, distributor of Wuhan cymbals, has voluntarily dismissed the trademark infringement action it filed against Avedis Zildjian last month relating to Avedis Zildjian's allegedly unauthorised use of Universal Percussion's S mark.

After discussions between management of the two companies, Universal Percussion has accepted that Avedis Zildjian adopted its stylized "S" for a new line of cymbals to honour and celebrate Sally Zildjian, one the matriarchs of the Zildjian family. 

Universal has retracted its prior claims that Avedis Zildjian intentionally adopted a similar S mark for its cymbals to confuse or deceive customers into believing that Avedis Zildjian or its products are affiliated with, or sponsored by, Universal Percussion or by Wuhan.



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