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Old 11th February 2006, 06:11   #1
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Old 11th February 2006, 06:26   #2
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I dont know what honda is thinking about here but Honda City is a car right?? and TVS is a bike.. then where does the problem come in here?? This makes no sence to me..
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My thoughts exactly.

If this is a publicity stunt, Its bad publicity.
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No case. You can't copyright any word from any language, only the stylized script in which it is written. Which is why there are a million Sierras, Safaris, Cielos.
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so now is ford gonna sue REnfield for thunderbird ,i never expected this from honda they keep doing all wrong things ,firstly that workers staging protest being stormed by police and now this, the company should not get into belabouring stuff ,silly complaints can spoil reputation
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I'd really like to find out who these guys are who've been misled to believe that TVS is a sub brand of Honda because of this ad referred to in the article. Ridiculous. My respect for Honda India is falling all the time. Yes the car still rocks, but so do others.
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Honda has already lost greater pie of market share to TVS and Bajaj. I dont think honda has a two wheeler by name city either. Doing this will only make them loose their reputation.
Thunderbird is a car model which ford has from 1955 but they havent gone for any action against enfield for using the same.
Toyota and GM had the same corsa brand... i am not sure whether it exists now.
Just check http://skooda.en.ec21.com/ where a company sells all bikes as honda copy in china....I do not know what honda has done for this?????
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No case. You can't copyright any word from any language, only the stylized script in which it is written. Which is why there are a million Sierras, Safaris, Cielos.
IIRC, Tata was unable to use the Sierra name in the UK as the Ford Sierra already existed (they called it the Gurkha - the Brighton town council even had a couple!)- I think you can use similar names if you are in a different line of business or for a different kind of product - I can't make any software called windows but I can surely open a pre-school called windows.

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They must have forgot about the Rover City (I suppose with no UK Honda models using the City name it would not really matter.

The Mahindra Scorpio also uses a name that Ford used in the late 80s and 90s for its "luxury" Ford Scorpio models.
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You can sue another comapny only if the brand has already been registered in India. So ford does not have a product named thunderbird in India and so can't sue enfield. On the contrary enfield can sue ford if ford decides to name any of its indian cars thunderbird.
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this means that kinetic used to have safari as luna can it sue tata for using safari as its brand name ..lol!!!!! really funny
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now I am really sure that Honda management got their brains shut.
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The Mahindra Scorpio also uses a name that Ford used in the late 80s and 90s for its "luxury" Ford Scorpio models.
The Scorpio was ertainly a luxury car but boy, was it ugly.....

It's right up ther with the Edsel...

/derailment over

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The Mahindra Scorpio also uses a name that Ford used in the late 80s and 90s for its "luxury" Ford Scorpio models.
The Scorpio name is only for the Indian market. In Europe its known as the Mahindra GOA.

Besides, M&M used to have a JV with Ford and so they probably OKed the name.
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AFAIK generic names cant be trademarked. So if cannot have a trademark like "tree". "door".
So tomorry I make a new city, i.e. actual residential city, I cannot call it a city?
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