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Jaguar C-X75 concept car

Jaguar Registers ‘EV-Type’ Trademark

Is Jaguar working on an electrified vehicle destined to be called the EV-Type? We can’t be sure but the company has just registered the “EV-Type” trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as a similar registry in Europe. The registration was filed on October 30... read more

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Supercharged 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport concept

Lexus Trademarks "GS F" With US Patents And Trademark Office

Rumors of a Lexus sports car carrying the GS F banner have been circulating since 2010 or so, at times producing details like “it will come to market with a... read more March 29, 2013 by 


 
2012 Lexus RX 450h

Will Lexus' Upcoming Compact Crossover Be Called The NX?

In September, prior to the Paris Auto Show, we caught word that Lexus was working on an all-new compact crossover. At the time, we expected the new grocery-getter model to... read more November 5, 2012 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota Going High-Tech With Its Interiors

According to trademark applications filed by Toyota, customers may soon enjoy a touch-sensitive dashboard and inductive charging for mobile devices, which could potentially... read more July 27, 2012 by 


 
1959 Buick Electra 225 Riviera Sedan. Photo by Nimmerya, licensed under CC-BY-SA-2.0-DE.

GM Trademarks 'Electra' Name, New Buick Model In The Works?

The world of trademarks is a bit sketchy when it comes to automotive planning. Names of cars are dutifully protected--losing the rights to a name could cause lots of trouble... read more June 15, 2012 by 


 
Cadillac grille

GM Trademarks “Cadillac LTS” Name

Cadillac is revitalizing its entire lineup with the latest technology and best-in-class dynamic performance so that one day people may look to the brand and consider it the... read more June 13, 2012 by 


 
2011 Ferrari F150 Formula 1 race car

Report: Ford Suing Ferrari Over F150 F1 Car Name

Silly as it may sound, trademark law is a curious thing, and Ford is moving to stop use of the F150 name (though note the lack of hyphenation) used by Ferrari for its latest... read more February 9, 2011 by 


 
1997 Toyota Supra

Toyota Buys Rights To The Supra Trademark

 It’s no surprise that when it comes to appliance cars, Toyota is at the top. Their cars like the Corolla and Camry are great at taking somebody from point A to B in... read more July 30, 2010 by 


 
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Geely says Rolls Royce's copy claims are baseless

China's car industry is infamous for its tendency to 'borrow' details from European carmakers, often to the point where the word 'clone' is used with some accuracy. The... read more April 24, 2009 by 


 
2009 mercedes benz cl 500 trademark centenary 001

Mercedes celebrates 100th anniversary of trademark with special-edition CL 500

A whole range of 100-year celebrations have been going on in the automotive industry as the giants that started this four-wheeled industry reach their century marks. Today... read more April 23, 2009 by 


 
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European trademark filing reveals Nissan 370Z Roadster sketches

Europe's Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM) maintains a trademark database that helps to ensure a minimum of conflict and easy filing for claims. That... read more January 16, 2009 by 


 
Shuanghuan's Bubble at the 2007 Bologna Motor Show

Daimler on verge of settling Smart ForTwo clone car suit in Europe

For more than a year now, Mercedes' parent company Daimler has pursued a copyright infringement case against Chinese carmaker Shuanghuan for its Bubble, a blatant knock-off... read more January 5, 2009 by 


 
Lexus LF-A spy shot

Lexus registers LFA trademark with USPTO

Speculation that the Lexus LF-A supercar project had been axed several months ago was refuted to some degree by ongoing testing of the car at the Nurburgring. Now a filing... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
2010 Ford Mustang GT

Ford enthusiast site conflict rooted in alleged sale of counterfeit goods

A number of Ford-brand enthusiast sites today revealed that at least one other site, TheRangerStation, has received a letter from a law firm claiming to represent the Blue... read more December 10, 2008 by 


 
2007 Jaguar C-XF

Jaguar Trademarks Reveal Plans For New C-XE And C-XJ

There have been plenty of rumors circulating about Jaguar planning a new lightweight sports car to rival the likes of the Porsche 911 but until recently we haven’t had... read more September 18, 2008 by 


 
Ferrari trademarks 'GT California' for new model?

Ferrari Trademarks 'GT California' For New Model?

The rumors surrounding Ferrari's Dino-that-can't-be-called-a-Dino have dominated much of the Ferrari-related press lately, but it looks like Ferrari has something else up its... read more October 4, 2007 by 


 
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