Ford threatens enthusiasts sites with $100,000 lawsuit

Posted on December 12th, 2008

We would’ve figured that enthusiasts sites are usually a good resource for companies and deserve to be treated with respect and, who knows, maybe even ask them for an opinion from time to time. But apparently Ford doesn’t think so, because, recently, several enthusiasts sites received letters from Howard, Phillips and Andersen legal firm requiring the relinquishment of all Ford trademarks including domain names, banners, signs and merchandise. But that’s not all, because they also demand a $5,000 restitution payment by December 19th. In case the site owners refuse to do what Ford asks, they risk a $100,000 lawsuit. Oh boy, Ford really must need money if they started taking it from the people who love them. The official reason Ford gave was the the unofficial use of their trademarked names are damaging. Yeah, right!

Some of the website that got these letters are Mustang Evolution and Michigan Mustang. Read More: “Ford threatens enthusiasts sites with $100,000 lawsuit”

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Source: Jalopnik

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