CF Martin & Co., Inc. regains ownership of the company’s trademark registration in China


NAZARETH, Pennsylvania., Oct. 26, 2016 / PRNewswire / – CF Martin & Co., Inc. (Martin Guitar) located at Nazareth, Pennsylvania is proud to announce that it has regained the rightful ownership of three of its legendary brands in China.

“I look forward to the opportunity to legitimately market the Martin Guitar brand in a very enthusiastic market,” said the CEO and Chairman of the Board. Chris Martin IV.

For over 180 years, Martin Guitar has been recognized internationally for producing the highest quality acoustic guitars and strings on the market. The iconic Martin Dreadnought guitar model, which turns 100e anniversary this year, is one of the most influential and reproduced instrument designs in the world. Manufactured at Martin Headquarters in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and in Navajoa, Mexico, guitars and strings are revered by musicians around the world for their first-rate craftsmanship.

Martin Guitar has worked diligently to ensure that only guitars and strings made by Martin bear the brand’s distinctive designs. By obtaining the registrations of its three key brands in China, Martin will be able to significantly prevent counterfeit Martin products from entering the market.

“I think it is extremely important to note that we have recovered our trademarks in the PRC only through the processes offered to us in Chinese government administrative agencies and Chinese courts,” said Greg paul, Chief Technology Officer. “In short, even though it took a while, the Chinese legal system is finally right. This is not the story that people are used to hearing about. China and intellectual property. “

About Martin Guitar & Martin Strings

CF Martin & Cie. ® ( has been creating the best instruments in the world for 183 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards including X-bracing, 14-fret guitar, and “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading manufacturers of acoustic instruments, Martin guitars are handcrafted by skilled craftsmen, who use a combination of new designs and techniques, as well as those introduced by the company’s founder.

The company is also known for producing popular high quality acoustic guitar strings and has been manufacturing its own strings since 1970. These include the successful Martin SP® Lifespan®, the fastest growing long-life string in industry, the exciting new Retro Strings Line played and appreciated by Tony Rice and Laurence Juber and the Martin SP Acoustic and SP Flexible Core ranges, which use a state-of-the-art lead wire to better retain chords.

Martin Guitars and Martin Strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass icons to those just starting out in their careers. They can be seen in all segments of pop culture, from TV to movies, Broadway, books, online and covering popular magazines on newsstands around the world. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube and via and

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