B.C. RICH, MOSER CUSTOM SHOP Settle Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
B.C. Rich Guitars/Kustom Musical Amplification, Inc. and Moser Custom Shop/Neal Moser have announced a settlement of the outstanding litigation among them. The agreement includes Moser Custom Shop and Neal Moser's acknowledgment of B.C. Rich's ownership of the Bich trademarks and a trademark license from B.C. Rich to Neal Moser and Moser Custom Shop to produce a limited number of guitars based on the B.C. Rich Bich and Seagull guitar designs. As part of the agreement, Moser Custom Shop will cease production of the "Beastmaster" and "Spawn" models (the latter of which was previously said to have been designed by Brian Hoffman of DEICIDE fame). Additional terms of the agreement were not released.
"We are pleased to have this issue resolved to allow both companies to focus on building great guitars" stated Jack Hanser, President of B.C. Rich Guitars.
Mr. Hanser continued, "Neal Moser is an important part of the history of B.C. Rich. This resolution results in an arrangement that is positive for B.C. Rich, Moser Custom Shop and guitar players." Neal Moser added, "Designing is like giving birth. The 'Bich' guitar and other guitars I designed during my association with B.C. Rich are like my children. I am glad that we have reached an agreement and that these guitar shapes will continue to enrich future history for both B.C. Rich and Moser Custom Shop."
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