The lawsuit was brought on by Fender suing Stuart Spector Designs, ESP Guitars, Peavey Electronics, Warmoth
Guitar Products, Schecter Guitar Research, among others. Which makes Fender seem even more lame then they already do for anyone farmiliar with their treatment of Mom and Pop Music Shops.
The main statement concering the ruling is a pretty priceless quote: “The Stratocaster body outline is so common that it is depicted as a generic electric guitar in a dictionary.” Truth! Read the entire ruling here.