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Old 06-29-2006, 03:21   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Sue's over Mustang name rights

This is a worry and could lead to many other lawsuits.

http://www.recordnet.net/apps/pbcs.d...605100302/1003

STOCKTON - Mustangs Plus Inc., which has spent 25 years building up its specialty parts business under the Mustang moniker, now must tear that trademark from its business and Internet domain names or face a suit by Ford Motor Co.

Compliance with Ford's demands will negatively impact company value in the present and company sales in the future, said Ron Bramlett, a partner in family-owned Mustangs Plus at 2353 N. Wilson Way in Stockton.

"I was a young man when I started this. You work half your life and then have it snatched," said Bramlett, 52.
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Re: Ford Sue's over Mustang name rights

Hello,

This sounds very small minded, and will only put off potential customers. What is wrong with asking for a small note in the adverts. saying " Not affiliated with Fomoco " Just my opinion.......

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Hello,

This sounds very small minded, and will only put off potential customers. What is wrong with asking for a small note in the adverts. saying " Not affiliated with Fomoco " Just my opinion.......

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I agree.

How the hell is someone supposed to promote that they are selling Mustang parts or perhaps Ford parts. I can understand trying to sell parts as genuine Ford parts being wrong but what about aftermarket Ford or Mustang parts,resto parts ,used parts etc etc. There has to be some sense prevail somewhere.
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