Aston Martin Files Trademark Suit Against Former Supplier

The Telegraph reports that UK-based luxury car maker Aston Martin Lagonda is suing one of its suppliers, design firm Envisage Group, for trademark, copyright, and design infringement.  Envisage used to provide design services to Aston Martin, but began designing and producing its own line of cars last year.  Aston Martin alleges that Envisage has misappropriated several design elements from its own iconic designs, including designs of wheels and headlights.  The suit also alleges that Envisage is using a logo that is “identical” to the famous winged logo that has appeared on Aston Martin cars for more than eighty years, in “a clear exploitation on the coat-tails of the Aston Martin Lagonda trademarks.”  Aston Martin cars are most famous for being the cars of choice for a certain fictional British spy, and have appeared in eleven James Bond films dating back to the 1960s.  Read the full article here.

 By jeremyg3030 (Aston Martin Vantage S) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

By jeremyg3030 (Aston Martin Vantage S) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Reposted from the Telegraph.