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Honda E?

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by iwannam3, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. iwannam3

    iwannam3 Member

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    How can Honda get away naming their new electric the "Honda E"? Ford lawyers no longer protecting their E250 vans?
     
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    E NOT Model E
     
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    Ford doesn't call their pickup Model F-150 or vans Model E-250, just F-150 and E-250.

    Wiki: From 1980 to its 2015 discontinuation, the E-series van was the best-selling full-size van in the United States, holding a nearly 80% share of the segment.

    For 2019, the E-Series lineup has been reduced to offer Cutaway versions only

    I didn't know it was discontinued.

    Ford Transit replaced the vans.
     
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    I own an E250, but it's a Mercedes.
     
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    #5 JulienW, Mar 25, 2020
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    Not sure I'm understanding what you posted about. If it is about Ford trucks and Honda cars it is irrelevant. However Ford will have a Trademark on "E-250" and the Honda is an "E". So what are you asking?

    Here is a list of all Ford Trademarks.

    Ford Motor Trademarks :: Justia Trademarks


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    ....and just to keep it more on tropic.

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    Totally confused by this thread. What does the Ford E250 vans have to do with the Model E naming issue? From wiki:

    "The intended name was Model E, which was abandoned due to Ford's trademark on an electric vehicle it originally planned to release in early 2019."

    Tesla Model 3 - Wikipedia

    They don't mention anything about the E250.
     
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    Anyone see Yamaha get their shorts all bunched up - when GM used a yamaha branded name? the "Bolt" ??


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    Well - alright then.
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    I absolutely love how the little Honda E looks, inside and out. Sad that it's not coming to the US (for now).
     
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    That's interesting about their "MODEL E" trademark and what it applies to. Has anyone ever seen any clothing branded as such?

    Even more interesting is that the two challenges to Tesla's choices for an automobile model name are for prior use in something completely unrelated to automobiles, namely clothing: Ford with Model E and Adidas with their 3-stripe logo. At least Adidas does actually sell products using the prior art they are claiming in their copyright infringement case.
     
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    It was originally Tradmarked back in the Model T/Model A time frame. Ford probably just changed it to clothing/accessories when it was renewed.
     
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