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Old 08-28-14, 06:06 PM   #1
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Porsche should SUE!

Porsche should SUE! Porsche should sue Specialized for using Turbos S as a bike moniker.

Specialized is so protective of their names and they lift something that Porsche has been using for model designations for decades, just thought this was a little funny.

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Old 08-28-14, 07:05 PM   #2
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Old 08-28-14, 09:09 PM   #3
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Porsche should SUE! Porsche should sue Specialized for using Turbos S as a bike moniker.

Specialized is so protective of their names and they lift something that Porsche has been using for model designations for decades, just thought this was a little funny.

That is all.
This would only be possible if Porsche has a Trade Mark on "Turbo S", which I doubt since it is so generic. Even if they did, there is little possibility of a bike tire being confused with a car. Then again, since your post was in jest, it's all academic anyway.
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Old 08-28-14, 09:26 PM   #4
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BMW tried to sue nissan over the Infiniti M35 just for using the letter M because special BMWs use the letter M, it didn't go anywhere. (A Mercedes M-class is a much more light-in-the-loafers/girly vehicle than an M35 and came out years sooner but I guess that wasn't a problem?) Turbo on a car means it has a turbo. Turbo anywhere else just means fast from a button on a 90s beige-box pc to a aftermarket NES controller's A + B buttons to a bike to a fast-forward mode on a blu-ray player and on and on, it's WAY genericized. Not a lawyer but I doubt they can go anywhere with that or want to try to.
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Tiger Direct(computer gear catalog) tried to sue Apple over the Tiger moniker for one of hte 10.x releases. That got laughed out of court.
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Really--------------do you think anyone would confuse a Porsche and a bike???????????
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People, people, people... First off this was just a JOKE. See the smiley face and comment "just thought this was a little funny"

The point is, Specialized is over protective of their products, but wait a minute lets have Specialized lift something from a well known company and well used product designation. Just seems Specialized wants to play both ways.

Secondly, Rydabent, Porsche does put their design touches and name on bicycles.

http://www.porsche-bike.com/us/the-new-porsche-bikes/

Little pricey for me, but I am sure people will pay for the name.

Thirdly, I think Porsche has to much class to bother with worrying about this intrusion of their naming process.

Discuss amongst your selfs.

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a turbocharger it a specific thing.. airplanes with piston engines had them first..

Turbo is generic now, you kick in the boost of the turbo, to go faster than the next guy

Porsche and Mercedes are also given names ..

car companies adding their brand name to a bike made for them to sell is common. in a car dominated market driven world.

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Really--------------do you think anyone would confuse a Porsche and a bike???????????
It's possible to be both. I know for sure because I have one - at least until my daughter-in-law comes to take it from me.
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Really--------------do you think anyone would confuse a Porsche and a bike???????????
No....but there was a beef between Pontiac and Triumph over the name Bonneville. Everyone played nice back in the day,but when the new Triumphs came out in the '90s Pontiac suddenly had a problem. IIRC,Triumph had to pay Pontiac. Wonder if they still have to pay GM now that Pontiac is gone?
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Back in the 90's Bose successfully sued hi end speaker company Thiele Audio for using ".2" in a speaker designation. Truth can be stranger than fiction.
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Already taken, but I don't know if he registered the trade mark
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Really--------------do you think anyone would confuse a Porsche and a bike???????????
But it was Spec that wanted to sue a small Canadian bike shop for using the name of a city in France until public outcry put them into damage control mode.

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