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Nissan vs Audi over Q

Filed under:  Brand Related | Law
 
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Nissan and Audi have settled their dispute over the use of the letter "Q" in their vehicle names.


audi q7 hybrid emblem1

From the 2005 Audi Q7H concept, located on the lower left side of the lift gate.

Nissan had sued Audi in federal court because its Infinity luxury brand has registered trademarks for several Q names (Q45, QX56, QX4).

Nissan felt Audi's use of the letter in the Q7 was an infrigement of that trademark, contending that the use of the Q by another automaker could damage the infiniti brand.

Notheless, Audi will be allowed to keep the names Q7 for its sport-utility and Q5 for its upcoming smaller ute.

However, Audi will have to change the name of its future small SUV from Q3 to something else.

(source: Car&Driver)


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Audi four rings logo.

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Nissan logo.

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COMMENTS
beginner3199 days ago

Nice Site!

parts2755 days ago

I love the audi more than toyota..I really like their designs on the exterior and I like their advancements on the interior of their car. They really do have great cars.

WC2692 days ago

This really was a silly case. As if you can trademark a letter of the alphabet!

Mike W2624 days ago

Yeah this was silly. Wanting to trademark a letter?? This is a slapp suit if I've ever seen one.

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