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Universal and Zildjian resolve dispute

by Ronnie Dungan • in
  • MMR Global
• Created: June 14, 2016

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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