A German Court ruled on 02.08.2017 (Case No: 2a O 166-16) that Ferrari has to quit the ownership of their international “Testarossa” trademark.
According to the decision of the “Landgericht Düsseldorf” Ferrari hasn’t used its trademark within the last 5 years enough to legitimate trademark protection.
Even the argument of Ferrari that they used the trademark for maintenance and repair services could not persuade the court as these services were offered through the main trademark “Ferrari”
Ferrari has the possibility to file an appeal.
The Domain “testarossa.com” is used by a wine maker, “testarossa.de” and “testarosse.it” are about the coffee brand “testa rossa”
Author: Daniel Reiter
Image source: Testarossa… by Alexander Nie