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Looking down the long, partially electrified road, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopes to market an affordable electric car with 200 miles of range.
The matter, which will go to mediation on March 27, stems from a dispute between Chrysler and clothing maker Pure Detroit. The two sides have until April 3 to work it out – if not, it’s back to the courts to battle it out.
The “Imported From Detroit” slogan gained popularity after Chrysler’s 2011 Super Bowl commercial, and was followed with a line of merchandise put out by the automaker. In March 2011, Chrysler sued Pure Detroit for sales made when the clothing company put out a line of T-shirts of its own adorned with the “Imported From Detroit” slogan. Pure Detroit hit Chrysler back with a countersuit, stating that Chrysler doesn’t have a valid trademark because the phrase is geographical, descriptive and misleading.
Which company do you think is right? Should Chrysler get sole ownership of the slogan or does Pure Detroit have a valid argument? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.
[Source: Detroit News]
BMW has filed “M2″ and “BMW M2″ trademarks recently, indicating the German automaker is considering the badge seriously enough to make moves to protect the use of the name.
According to reports, the German automaker is considering launching a 2-Series lineup that will consist of a 2-Series Coupe and convertible as well as an M version, the BMW M2. The 2-Series is likely to be the next generation 1-series coupe and convertible, but renamed as the 2-series.
As for what will become of the 1 Series badge, it will live on but only for more economy-minded front-drive BMW models that will share a platform with the upcoming next-gen MINIs.
[Source: f20 Addicts]