December 04, 2018 05:23 PM
The Prince estate is asking a Bloomington man to stop selling replicas of Prince's iconic Cloud Guitar.
Dave Rusan, with Rusan Guitarworks, created the Cloud Guitar for the movie 'Purple Rain.'
Earlier this year, Rusan obtained a trademark for the Cloud Guitar design.
Last month Rusan says he received a letter from Paisley Park lawyers asking him to give up the trademark.
"It really feels like they want to take something away from me that I care about and feel that I own," Rusan said. "I feel like it's a David and Goliath thing."
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Rusan sells the replica Cloud Guitar for $8,000 to customers around the world.
"Australia, sending one to Japan, every country in Europe," Rusan said.
Rusan is preparing for a legal battle.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reached out to the attorneys for the Prince estate but there was no response.
Updated: December 04, 2018 05:23 PM
Created: December 04, 2018 03:22 PM
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