Brands

Timeless Titans Tangle Over Smart-Car Technology Brands

Two titans of the American automotive industry are locking horns over branding for automated driving technologies, underscoring the importance of brand clearance before marketing and selling a new product or technology.  GM and its subsidiaries Cruise LLC and GM Cruise Holdings LLC filed suit last week in the Northern District of California alleging federal trademark infringement, common law trademark infringement, and state and federal unfair competition claims over Ford’s use of the name BlueCruise.1

GM acquired self- and automated-driving technology company Cruise LLC in 2016.  GM and its subsidiaries own and use a variety of marks with a “cruise” word element for goods and services relating to automated driving technologies.  The marks include CRUISE, SUPER CRUISE, CRUISE ORIGIN, and a variety of other CRUISE-containing monikers, with most being filed or registered in 2020.  The earliest application for SUPER CRUISE was filed in 2016, and the earliest registration was issued

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Designer Brands And Luxurious Accessories

Scheming for leather-based OTK boots that don’t price as a lot as your lease? We grew up with Nordstrom, and over time it’s gone from your ordinary division retailer to one thing a lot extra (and cooler!). Under the inventive path of Olivia Kim, they also have curated pop-up outlets selling beginner designers and indie residence goods.

Fashion & Shopping

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JD Power Dependability Survey Places Tesla Among Worst-Ranked Car Brands In US

J.D. Power, the automotive industry’s longtime monitor of quality, included Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) for the first time in its annual U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.

What Happened: Tesla didn’t have a good showing in its debut.

J.D. Power uses consumer survey data to report the number of problems per 100 vehicles owners experienced during the previous 12 months, a metric it calls PP100. Tesla got a score of 176 PP100, which would place Tesla 31st out of 34 brands covered in the 2021 dependability report — if J.D. Power had formally ranked Tesla.

J.D. Power held back from including Tesla in the official rankings, choosing instead to “profile” the electric vehicle maker. This is because, according to J.D. Power, Tesla doesn’t grant permission to survey owners of its cars in 15 states, unlike other manufacturers. “However, Tesla’s score was calculated based on a robust sample of surveys

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