View Full Version : What's with these trademarks? (from auto-report.net)

04-15-2005, 06:46 AM
I've checked out this site and my reactions on the trademarks I've seen are purely mixed.<p>Let's start with what I found from the site:<br><A HREF="http://www.auto-report.net/index.html?tm200401.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-report.net/ind....html</A><p>This will be a very long thread so I apologize if I caused any inconvenience.<p>With that, let's start:<p>-2004-06-24/EU 2004-06-28/US 2004-06-29/CA <br>A 160 DaimlerChrysler AG base A-Class diesel <p><br>Must be part of MB's plan to bring more of its diesel variants to NA.<p><br>-2004-04-16/KR 2004-04-23/PH, WO 2004-04-28/NZ <br>STAVIC Ssangyong Motor Co. <p><br>I've seen one of these MPVs in Subic. Despite being a 10-seater MPV, this car has the rear of a.......... well,<p><IMG SRC="http://www.ssangyong.by/stavic_ext2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Some funny-looking rear indeed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>Now for the next ones, I have to say that I can post them all so if your curiosity is way to high, I'm sorry but I can't post all of the trademarks so just check them out on the site above.<p><br>Okay:<p>-2004-04-20/US EXPEDITION MAX Ford Motor Co. <p>The gargantuan beast becomes more monstrous.<p><br>-2004-03-02/DE 2004-06-08/EU 2004-06-16/WO Audi RSQ Audi AG <br>'I, Robot' concept <p>-"Car of the Year 2039" - Audi. Indeed. If you've seen this movie, you'll know this is the car that he drove. (too bad it got destroyed after the chase scene)<p><br>-2004-03-31/US <br>2004-04-21/CA MONSOON, RAIDER Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. Dodge-based pickup <p>-2004-04-23/US 2004-07-09/CA RAIDER DUROCROSS, DUROCROSS Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. <p>New Mitsu vehicles for the NA market.<p>And now for the very surprising ones:<p>-2004-06-02/DE AQ1, AQ2, AQ3, AQ4, AQ5, AQ6, AQ7, AQ8, AQ9, AQ10 Audi AG <p>Damn, that's alot.<p><br>-2004-04-14/US YARIS Toyota Jidosha K.K. European B-segment hatch <p>Whoa, so it will in fact arrive stateside.<p><br>-2004-04-05/NZ LAFESTA Nissan Jidosha K.K. new MPV model <p><IMG SRC="http://press.nissan-global.com/NEW_LAFESTA/IMG/CARS/LOW/lafesta_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Cool so after Singapore, it's NZ's turn I love this Minivan especially its wide panoramic roof. I hope they will make LHD version of this. Boy, I can't wait for this MPV to arrive here in Manila.<p><br>-2004-04-02/FR 2004-09-30/EU 2004-10-01/WO 1008, 2008, 3008, 4008, 5008, 1009, 2001, 2009, 3009, 7008, 8008 Automobiles Peugeot S.A. niche models <p>-"niche models" indeed.<p><br>-2004-03-05/IT, EU 2004-03-12/US 2004-03-15/NZ 2004-03-17/CA <br>2004-05-05/WO MC12, <br>Maserati GRANSPORT Ferrari SpA maserati supercar and coup <p>-2004-03-19/EU 2004-03-22/IT 2004-03-30/NZ 2004-04-12/US <br>2004-04-20/CA 2004-05-21/WO F430 Ferrari SpA 360 Modena replacement <p>The group is unleashing new models. Very interesting and I should continue to follow with this.<p><br>-2004-02-02/CA 2004-02-03/US H4 General Motors Corp. alternate name for compact Hummer HX <p>The next version gets ready for future release.<p><br>-2004-01-28/AU 2004-01-29/EU 2004-01-30/UK PROTON GEN2 Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd. new compact sedan <p>It looks like the Lotus-engineered Gen-2 wants to make its way in big overseas markets.<p><br>-2004-01-28/CA FORD FOUR HUNDRED Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.<p>Go figure.<p>-2004-03-15/PH BUICK GL8 General Motors Corp. Chinese minivan <p>What do they mean by "Chinese Minivan"? This unit will be assembled in China and exported here?<p><br>Now, this section is very surprising to the local automotive industry (especially to Filipino motorists/car enthusiasts/fans) because of the ff:<p>-2004-05-24/PH MAVEN Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo K.K. <p>Hmm...... could this really be the new SUV that Mitsu was planning to build in Cainta, Rizal and will be launched in Jan 2006? AM2, what do you think?<p>And something more surprising from TMPI Inc.<p>-2004-03-08/PH AVANZA Toyota Jidosha K.K. Asian B-segment MPV <p>It's really coming here!? Whoa, and I thought they wouldn't launch this model because they wanted to make wave for the Innova launching last Feb. In any case, wow.<p><br>-2004-03-24/PH WISH Toyota Jidosha K.K. C-segment MPV <p>Waaah, goodness. I thought this model would never ever reach Manila after Taiwan got theirs. OMG, I can't believe this is happening. I'm so psyched out.<p>And finally, the most shocking trademark entry yet. This will indeed blow the minds of many Filipinos (at hindi ako nagloloko o nag-sespread ng rumor).<p>This is definitely true once you see what's written below:<p><br>2004-06-08/AU, PH, EU INFINITI GT-R<br>Nissan Jidosha K.K. supercoup due 2007 <p><br>OMFG!!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The Philippines, a 3rd world nation, with an economy that's one of the lowest in Southeast Asia, a country with a $1 trillion in economic/foreign debt and has the highest amount of road traffic in the entire world (used to be Bangkok, Thailand),<p><br>WOULD GET SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????<p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>S**t, I'm going coco loco about this. WAAAAAAAAH.<p><br>I mean just look, it mentioned PH = Philippines, am I right? Yet why would I see something like this when our nation is still undergoing tough times right now?<p><br>AAAAAHHHHH! I'm really going insane. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Okay, now it's your turn to do the talking.<p><br>What do you think about all these trademarks? Do you have anything to say about these because if these are really real, then these are no ordinary vehicles (especially the last one).<p><br>I end my post.<p><I>I think I'll take a nap for a while after going nuts over those trademarks.</I><p><br>

04-15-2005, 03:33 PM
YES. WE GET THE YARIS!<p>Hopefully, we get the whole line, not just the 3-boxes.

04-16-2005, 12:46 AM
And a teeny bit of good news for the Australians.<p><br>The Skyline V35 (like the one in Japan) will arrive in Australia pretty soon.<p>2003-06-12/AU SKYLINE Nissan Jidosha K.K. Japanese sport sedan <p><br>And for some other Nissan developments (aside from the Lafesta for NZ):<p>-2003-09-30/JP 2004-02-09/CA 2004-02-24/AU <br>2004-02-27/NZ, EU 2004-03-03/PH 2004-04-05/US <br>TIIDA, AFFET Nissan Jidosha K.K. <p>-2003-09-10/JP 2004-02-09/CA 2004-02-24/AU 2004-02-27/NZ, EU <br>2003-03-03/PH 2004-04-05/US <br>GENIS, LATIO Nissan Jidosha K.K. <p><br>These developments are quite surprising indeed so I'm gonna continue to keep an eye on that site for a little longer.