Featured Supra Trademarked by Toyota in Europe Ahead of Launch

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  1. Administrator

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    Toyota has just today trademarked the "Supra" name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) which controls and enforces all trademarks for the European Union. As the attached filings show, the owner/registrant is Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (AKA Toyota Motor Corporation).

    The Nice Classification (established by the Nice Agreement (1957) as system of classifying goods and services for the purpose of registering trademarks) is "Class 12" which is "Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water," leaving no doubt that this filing is intended for use on the upcoming Supra automobile.

    The trademark was filed with the Iceland office of the EUIPO today June 3, 2016.

    This European trademark filing follows two years after the filing of the Supra name with the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) that we reported back in February 2014, and is a good sign that we are getting closer to the revival of the fabled Toyota Supra!


    From a search of EUIPO's trademark database:

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    From a search of TMView, a database containing information from all of the EU national IP offices and the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO):


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    Nice digging. Feels like we're getting closer boys!
     
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    Good to know the Supra name is more than just "on the table" but they are still intending on using it.
     
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    Cool. Wasn't sure it would even be sold in Europe but looks like it will be a fully global car
     
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    Awesome news. We're getting closer :headbang:

    Anyone know if the Supra developed the same reputation in Europe as in North America?
     
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    In Europe, other than true JDM fans, nobody knows what the Supra is. All they know is VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche.
     
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    Same for the GT-R? Shame if true. They would be missing out on sports car legends.
     
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    :bow::thumbsup::headbang:
     
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    Yes, as far as I know, these cars were not sold in Europe (LHD), but there only in UK as RHD. Honda NSX and Mitsubishi 3000GT are also a rarity. Ironically I saw more Subaru SVX than Skyline GT-R, Supra, NSX and 3000GT.

    The GT-R R35 is on sale in Europe, but only few enthusiast buy them.
     
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    What do these trademark filings really mean? They don't seem to have any relation to when we can actually expect a production vehicle.

    A filing in the US in early 2014 then dead silence for over 2 years, not even a concept. Then they file in Europe. Seems so random.
     
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    These trademarks are owned for several years once approved. I think 10+ Yrs. Just means no other company can use this name. Doesn't mean Toyota will use it for the next car but I'm sure it's one of the names being considered. Realistically production cars showing up at dealers won't happen until after Spring 2018 at the earliest. We still have a while.

    The Lexus LC500 will be in dealers after Spring 2017 and the production version was shown in January of this year. We're still waiting for an official concept for this car :dunno:
     

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