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smash 18th July 2020 23:27

Ferrari lose rights to GTO shape for vehicles in court case
 
A recent court case has seen Ferraris attempt at trade marking the GTO shape overturned. They have retained the rights for toys but crucially not vehicles...

Open season on GTO replicas then!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/uk.moto...ourt-case/amp/

andysharrock 19th July 2020 08:51

I saw this on FB last week it is indeed good news but Ferrari have very deep pockets so there is every chance they will try again to block replicas. I dont think anything will happen overnight it will take couple of years and someone been brave enough to take the first step.lets hope it also happens with the swb and 275

Lucky@LeMans 19th July 2020 10:34

They might have deep pockets but to over turn legal rulings can take years like you say with no guarantee of success and cost millions. They lost the Testarossa trademark to a toy manufacturer a year or two back.
The ruling will likely set a precedent with regard to their other older models that they won't make again.

NeilF355 20th July 2020 09:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 104797)
They might have deep pockets but to over turn legal rulings can take years like you say with no guarantee of success and cost millions.

It will be interesting to see if Ferrari do appeal the ruling seeing as they are using exactly the same "use it or lose it" ruling in a case over the Purosangue name of their new SUV for next year which was previously registered by a charity in 2013
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...-name-lawsuit/

Mister Towed 20th July 2020 09:49

Ferrari SUV?

Isn't that a bit like Speedo making baggy board shorts?

Lucky@LeMans 20th July 2020 14:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeilF355 (Post 104803)
It will be interesting to see if Ferrari do appeal the ruling seeing as they are using exactly the same "use it or lose it" ruling in a case over the Purosangue name of their new SUV for next year which was previously registered by a charity in 2013
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...-name-lawsuit/

Remember when Chrysler had to stop using the name Viper in the UK thanks to a little known kit car company, Brightwheel, already having the rights for their "Viper" Cobra replica !

Mick O'Malley 21st July 2020 08:23

I seem to remember Ford having to stump up a good few grand to use 'Sierra' which Tim Dutton had bagged.

Regards, Mick

Mick O'Malley 18th September 2020 07:30

Rollover Lottery Today....
 
Nice!

Regards, Mick

Mister Towed 18th September 2020 08:03

Lovely, I suspect it'll take more than 50k to get the keys, though.

Jeff H 18th September 2020 18:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mick O'Malley (Post 105192)
Nice!

Regards, Mick





It will be a brave man who buys that,

Registered as a Ferrari when it is clearly a rebodied Datsun.

It has lost its original engine, gearbox, and has had the chassis legs cut out to fit the engine and front suspension.

ID taken from the engine I would guess, could be a world of pain for the new owner.

https://themarket.co.uk/listings/f-2...7a?status=live


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