Today, dear Arabs GT followers, we will talk about the first legal battle of the all-new 2022 Ferrari Purosangue, the new SUV made by the prancing horse company to compete specifically against Lamborghini Urus.
As you might recall, the Italian company Ferrari announced in 2018 that it would use the name “Purosangue” for the first Ferrari SUV in history, which is translated to “thoroughbred” or “pure-blooded”. So far, the company has not officially announced the date of launch of the new 2022 Ferrari, which represents a new category for the Italian company, specialized in supercars.
Now let’s talk about the legal battle this upcoming car will face, the Financial Times website reported that Ferrari has launched proceedings against Purosangue Foundation; a nonprofit charity foundation that works against doping in sports.
The use of the Purosangue name by this charity foundation has apparently angered the Italian company, prompting it to seek legal action and sue this foundation.
According to the Financial Times report, the foundation has set up training camps for runners in Kenya, and it funds health check-ups for the elderly. They also say that they registered the word Purosangue in 2013 as a trademark for clothing and other products.
The Charity foundation said it had sought talks with the Italian auto company, but it had to stop Ferrari’s registration to trademark the brand in Europe when they could not reach an agreement. On the other hand, Ferrari said that registration should be removed because of lack of use over the past five years.
Away from this legal battle, we would like to remind you of the latest information we got about the 2022 Ferrari Purosangue, which will use the same chassis as its sister Ferrari Roma, the car our colleague Hashem previously met when it was launched at a special event held in Rome, Italy.
This chassis is suitable to provide the car with a front or rear engine, and it is also suitable for arranging 2 + 2 or 4 + car seats, which means the first Ferrari SUV can be a 4 or 5-seater.