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MOTOR LAW · 2M ago

Bentley: another cautionary trade mark tale

Bentley Motors has been involved in a trade mark dispute for many years, the other party being a company called Brandlogic which owns a number of trade marks of which the important verbal pa...
MOTOR LAW · 2M ago

Testarossa trade mark under threat

According to international IP firm Novagraaf, Ferrari face a challenge to their registration of the trade mark TESTAROSSA. Autec AG of Nuremberg has applied to register an identical trade ma...
MOTOR LAW · 2M ago

Germany/Italy: BMW in claim for infringement of wheel design

This blog post from Dr Meyer-Dulheuer & Partners tells us that BMW have become embroiled in legal proceedings over a design for a wheel. Specifically, they have an EU Registered Design for t...
MOTOR LAW · 3M ago

Volkswagen offers free telematics service to new and current company car drivers

Fleet News reports this development from VW. The service (which seems to be based on a mobile phone app) is aimed at fleet operators. It enables drivers (and presumably their employers) to m...
MOTOR LAW · 3M ago

VW offers trade-ins up to 10,000 euros in diesel clean-up

Reuters reports that VW is offering up to €10,000 off the price of a new car to encourage owners to trade in older diesel cars. Manufacturers had promised German government officials last we...
MOTOR LAW · 3M ago

The proposed joint acquisition of the financial activities of Opel and Vauxhall by Groupe PSA and BNP Paribas is approved by the European antitrust authorities | Media Groupe PSA

From the PSA press release:Today, the European Commission approved the proposed acquisition by Groupe PSA and BNP Paribas of the captive companies of Opel/Vauxhall.This proposed deal to join...
MOTOR LAW · 3M ago

FCA on motor finance market

The Financial Conduct Authority tells us: 'We are looking at the motor finance market to ensure that it works well and to assess whether consumers are at risk of harm.' It goes on:'Consumers...
MOTOR LAW · 4M ago

Automobile industry calls for balanced outcome in EU-Japan FTA

As the EU and Japan get closer to entering into a comprehensive free trade agreement, though it seems that it is being presented as a finished project despite there being a lot of loose ends...
MOTOR LAW · 4M ago

Germany: new emissions testing body mooted

According to Reuters, the German government is considering setting up a new body to test for vehicle emissions. There has been something of a loss of faith in the existing system, and replac...
MOTOR LAW · 4M ago

US: Congress argues about legislation on autonomous cars

Members of Congress have differed over legislation on autonomous cars - but, this being the US, the arguments go beyond the rules themselves: it's a matter of who should be doing the legisla...