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Unformatted text preview: Intellectual Property Law In 1867, Ivan Halkyard established a business in Stockport called Halkyard’s Musical Instruments. By 1961, the business had consolidated its activities around the manufacture and sale of electric guitars. From 1968 onwards, they started to make use of a bright pink emblem in the shape of the ace of spades, which was eventually applied to every Halkyard’s guitar. Most of the their guitars were made out of wood which had been very darkly-stained and Halkyard’s guitars started to become known as “Pink ‘n’ Blacks”. In the 1980s, they branched out and started to produce accessories for their guitars. These included bright pink plectrums (ie guitar picks), which glowed in the dark. This produced a very distinctive effect under stage lighting, with the plectrums appearing to have a life of their own. Perhaps effect under stage lighting, with the plectrums appearing to have a life of their own....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MBA_W MBA-147822 taught by Professor Anne during the Spring '09 term at Windsor.
- Spring '09