The European Court of Justice recently granted Volkswagen AG limited rights to use the trademark “Variant” in Spain, despite opposition from the country’s Nacional Motor SA, which manufactures performance motorcycles and scooters. VW wanted to use the name to sell vehicles, engines and repair services in Spain. However, Nacional, based in Martorelles, claimed consumers would confuse the name with its own trademarks, including Derbivariant, Derbi Variant and Variantderbi. All primarily ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
•Medium- andheavy-duty truck volumes
•Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.