Technically many Tokais have been Fender branded and sold as Stratocasters by Fender.You do realize that was a mistake right? Fender didn’t really overrule anything. If they started selling Tokai with Stratocaster on the headstock then that’s a whole different thing. There’s actually loads of marketing ads that say one thing and show another.
I want to add, I try to not bash Fender.
I have told here before that I have great respect for Fender and their original design.
I just like my Tokais, thats all.