Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley automaker that produces the electric Roadster and has inked deals with Daimler and Toyota, has finally worked its way past a long trademark dispute in Europe. The electric automaker's application for the "Tesla" name in the European Union had been blocked by Tesla Holding a.s., a 90-year-old company that supplies communications and broadcast equipment in the Czech Republic.

Tesla Motors resolved the dispute by filing an amended trademark application with the EU's Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market. The Czech firm, which had filed opposition to Tesla Motors' application for the trademarked name back in 2007, has apparently withdrawn its complaints and will allow the automaker to register under Tesla Motors. With the dispute resolved, Tesla Motors can focus its attention towards future vehicles like the Model S without worrying of possibly having to rebrand its product lineup.

[Source: Market Watch]


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