GM Files For 'Crossvolt' Name For Possible Volt-Based CUV
Over four years ago, Chevrolet introduced a Volt-based crossover concept that hinted at the style the brand would have crossed someday, had not the resources been diverted to the Cadillac ELR.
That day might now be sooner than never.
Opel Cascada May Become Buick Velite If Trademark Is Approved
When the Opel Cascada hits U.S. showrooms in 2015 as a Buick, it may leave its name at home, as well.
Beijing 2014: Audi TT Offroad Concept
Perhaps due to a trademark conflict with Alfa Romeo, the compact SUV concept that Audi has shown at the 2014 Beijing auto show will likely be marketed as part of the TT line and not get the Q4 badge.
GM Trademarks Opel Nameplates Calibra, Cascada in U.S.
It’s being revealed that Opel registered the Calibra and Cascada names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in December. While some have speculated from the fact that Opel was the registrant of record that General Motors is considering returning its European brand to the United States, more likely the use of Opel was to hide a possible plan by GM to use the nameplates on Buicks. When GM sold Opel’s Astra as a Saturn before shuttering that brand, Opel had been the registrant for that name as well.
Tesla Faces Trademark Issues With "Model E" In U.S. and "Tesla" in China
Chinese businessman Zhan Baosheng’s “Tesla” web site
Tesla Motors faces trademark issues in the United States and China as it tries to expand its lineup of cars and countries where it is sold. According applications found at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s web site, on August 5th, Tesla filed three trademark applications for use of the name “Model E” in three categories, “automobiles and structural parts therefore,” automobile maintenance and repair services, and apparel. With merchandise sales being an important part of car marketing today, additional filings to cover apparel and similar logoed items are standard practice. Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted at a Model E in an interview with Jalopnik, “There will definitely be more models after the S and X. Maybe an E :).”
Sunday Follies. Adventures in SEO Land: Cars for Stars(R) V.v. TTAC(TM) – Brilliant, Or "Shadey & Extremely Slippery?"
Yesterday, I wrote about the Melbourne Grand Prix and its inability to solicit cars for its stars for the purpose of a celebrity race. Would you believe this made me an intellectual property infringer? No? Just wait.
This morning, I find an email from a email@example.com who writes: