Final month, we noticed an attention-grabbing trademark submitting from Ford for the title “Skyline.” The submitting sparked curiosity as a result of the “Skyline” nameplate is often related to the Nissan GT-R. Previous to the present R35 technology, the GT-R was a efficiency variant of the Skyline, a comparatively widespread coupe/sedan mannequin in Japan. It is not typically that an automaker information a trademark for a reputation beforehand utilized by a competitor, so the information was puzzling to say the least.
We not too long ago noticed one other trademark submitting that would add some readability to the Skyline scenario, or make it much more complicated. Nissan filed a trademark registration for the “Skyline” title with the USPTO on August 26, 2021. However wait, how’s that doable if Ford already nabbed the trademark? Properly, it is price wanting on the submitting class.