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#4092464 - 01/20/21 01:55 PM Ford renews Thunderbird trademark
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#4092480 - 01/20/21 02:34 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Coming soon to an aggressively-styled uggo-blob SUV.
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#4092482 - 01/20/21 02:40 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
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And all three articles had to have pictures of that ugly last gen one. nono
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Originally Posted By JeffBoudah
That's about as savage as buttered white bread.

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#4092566 - 01/21/21 11:44 AM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Probably just renewed it to prevent another marque from using it.
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#4092582 - 01/21/21 02:15 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Most likely. They definitely wouldn't give us another car we might like.
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Originally Posted By JeffBoudah
That's about as savage as buttered white bread.

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#4092612 - 01/21/21 05:16 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
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Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
Coming soon to an aggressively-styled uggo-blob SUV.


Already have an alternate name picked out if they go that route: the Ford Blunderturd

On a more optimistic note, I certainly would not mind seeing a modern all-American RWD luxury sport car.
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#4092640 - 01/21/21 07:19 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Probably just renewed it to prevent another marque from using it.

Really?

Could anyone possibly imagine a Chevy "Thunderbird"? Or a Dodge "Thunderbird"? Naah...

Maybe a Nissan or Kia/Hyundai "Thunderbird," luxo-sport could work, though...

Maybe I'm reaching here, but there are non-automotive possibilities that Ford probably would wish to "licen$e" if some outfit wanted to use the name...
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#4092682 - 01/21/21 09:42 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: Ponyguy]
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Originally Posted By Ponyguy
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Probably just renewed it to prevent another marque from using it.

Really?

Could anyone possibly imagine a Chevy "Thunderbird"? Or a Dodge "Thunderbird"? Naah...

Maybe a Nissan or Kia/Hyundai "Thunderbird," luxo-sport could work, though...

Maybe I'm reaching here, but there are non-automotive possibilities that Ford probably would wish to "licen$e" if some outfit wanted to use the name...


Well, they lost "GT40" decades ago. That's why the two revival cars were simply the "Ford GT."
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#4092726 - 01/22/21 07:04 AM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: a_d_a_m]
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They let Edsel's trademarks lapse (except Ranger), which gave us such greats as the AMC Pacer and Chevy Citation. So maybe it's a public service.
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#4093184 - 01/25/21 08:05 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: Moby_Vic]
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Originally Posted By Moby_Vic
Originally Posted By Ponyguy
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Probably just renewed it to prevent another marque from using it.

Really?

Could anyone possibly imagine a Chevy "Thunderbird"? Or a Dodge "Thunderbird"? Naah...

Maybe a Nissan or Kia/Hyundai "Thunderbird," luxo-sport could work, though...

Maybe I'm reaching here, but there are non-automotive possibilities that Ford probably would wish to "licen$e" if some outfit wanted to use the name...


Well, they lost "GT40" decades ago. That's why the two revival cars were simply the "Ford GT."
That is EXACTLY why.
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#4093186 - 01/25/21 08:06 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: Ponyguy]
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Originally Posted By Ponyguy
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Probably just renewed it to prevent another marque from using it.

Really?

Could anyone possibly imagine a Chevy "Thunderbird"? Or a Dodge "Thunderbird"? Naah...

Maybe a Nissan or Kia/Hyundai "Thunderbird," luxo-sport could work, though...

Maybe I'm reaching here, but there are non-automotive possibilities that Ford probably would wish to "licen$e" if some outfit wanted to use the name...
It isn't limited to car companies; I think PEP BOYS has a line of tires called FUTURA. I think Ford let that one lapse as well.
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#4093194 - 01/25/21 09:31 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: KYF350]
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Originally Posted By KYF350
It isn't limited to car companies; I think PEP BOYS has a line of tires called FUTURA. I think Ford let that one lapse as well.


Yeah, the Fusion was supposed to be called Futura.
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#4093208 - 01/26/21 12:09 AM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: KYF350]
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Originally Posted By KYF350
Originally Posted By Moby_Vic
Well, they lost "GT40" decades ago. That's why the two revival cars were simply the "Ford GT."
That is EXACTLY why.


Holding the copyright is well and good, but aren't they required to have some sort of actual product to retain that copyright?

And yes, Pep Boys licensed (or otherwise attained, I believe) the "Futura" brand for tires back in the eighties, and Ford wanted it back, but Pep Boys either refused to relinquish it or tried using extortion; Ford flipped them off and established the "Fusion" brand.
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#4094878 - 02/05/21 02:47 AM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: a_d_a_m]
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I thought Ford was out of the car business, save for the Mustang.

I wonder how fast they'll switch back to cars when gasoline prices soar past $4/gallon?
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#4094930 - 02/05/21 03:10 PM Re: Ford renews Thunderbird trademark [Re: 95CrownVictoriaP74]
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Originally Posted By 95CrownVictoriaP74
I wonder how fast they'll switch back to cars when gasoline prices soar past $4/gallon?

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