Subaru BRZ TS Nameplate Trademarked in US

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The Subaru BRZ tS could be making its way to the U.S.

The Japanese automaker filed a trademark application for “BRZ tS” on January 5, 2016 and it was recently registered to the company in the U.S.

The trademark was applied for use on “Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.” Although automakers generally trademark nameplates worldwide to protect their property, the timing of the BRZ tS trademark is peculiar. Since the process began earlier this year, it suggests that Subaru is thinking of bringing the BRZ tS to the U.S. considering the model debuted in Japan a year ago. If Subaru was simply protecting the nameplate, it likely would have filed for the trademark last year.

SEE ALSO: Subaru BRZ tS Arrives in Japan With STI Goods

The BRZ tS is essentially a model outfitted with numerous STI parts, including front suspension and coil springs, rear damper and coil springs, lateral link with pillow ball bushings, flexible V-shaped bar and a flexible draw stiffener. It also upgrades the brakes to 17-inch Brembo disks up front with four piston calipers, while the rear receives 17-inch rotors with two-piston calipers. There are also unique 18-inch STI wheels on all four corners finished in black.

More aggressive styling accentuates the BRZ tS bodylines, with a front under spoiler, black mirrors, black roof antenna and fender garnish. In Japan, the BRZ tS is available in Sunrise Yellow, WR Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl and Crystal Black Silica.

Unfortunately engine performance is left alone on the BRZ tS, but we will have to wait and see if that is the case if it heads to the U.S.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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