UA Gains Control of 'Razorback' Guitar Line

By: AP
By: AP


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas now has
licensing control over "Razorback" electric guitars in a dispute
linked to a slain musician from Texas.
Two Florida companies created the line to commemorate a
guitarist who once played for Pantera.
Concordia Investment Partners and Armadillo Distribution
Enterprises began selling the guitars after the death of "Dimebag
Darrell" Abbott.
Abbott was shot to death in 2004 while performing on stage with
his current band, Damageplan.
Abbott attended Arlington, Texas, High School and lived in
nearby Dalworthington Gardens.
Abbott often wore a razor blade around his neck while playing on
stage.
In 2007, the university sued, claiming the line as a copyright
infringement as its athletics teams bear the Razorback name.
A settlement filed yesterday in federal court in Fayetteville
gives the university licensing control over the guitars. The two
companies get to keep selling the guitars in stores and over the
Internet, but only through a wholesaler licensed by the university.
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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,
http://www.arkansasonline.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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