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Rank in U.S.
Performance Score:
63 out of 100

Sweetwater Sound’s core business is musical instruments and equipment, and its online content and product descriptions often were found copied, sometimes word for word, on competitors’ sites. Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Sweetwater in March 2016 sued Hello Music LLC in federal court for trademark infringement and says it has settled the case. A number of Hello Music pages copied Sweetwater’s product information and specifications and some Hello Music pages even contained “Sweetwater” in the text, according to Sweetwater. That content, which included at least 50 product descriptions, has been removed from Hello Music’s website, Sweetwater says.


5501 U.S. Hwy. 30 West, Fort Wayne IN 46818

Parent Company

Sweetwater Sound Inc.

Merchant Type

Catalog/Call Center

Merchandise Category


Year Launched: 1994

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