One is a member of the Detroit Three and the maker of the Mustang, Fusion, Explorer and F-150. The other is an admitted loudmouthed, drunk-driving, crack-smoking mayor in Canada. Unfortunately for one, it shares its name with the other. Yes, Ford Motor Company is going to great lengths to keep its iconic Blue Oval logo from being appropriated by supporters of besieged Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

At a United Way event earlier this week, some of Mayor Ford's fans showed up with shirts that featured the automaker's logo with the words "Ford Nation," on them. Naturally, Mayor Ford signed them. FoMoCo was quick to issue an unhappy statement:

"Ford did not grant permission for use of its logo. We view it as an unauthorized use of our trademark and have asked it to be stopped," spokesperson Jay Cooney said. There was also a statement from Ford of Canada's Twitter account after a user alerted the company:


How the Dearborn, MI-based manufacturer will go about stopping Ford Nation from using its logo remains unclear, but perhaps the real question this issues raises is, how does Rob Ford still have supporters?


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      drew
      • 1 Year Ago
      You really think anyone still supporting Rob Ford has enough brain cells to consider trademark law?
        Street King
        • 1 Year Ago
        @drew
        He has an interesting private life, but he capped spending and halted the gravy train of hand outs to the welfare population, making him one of the better "money conscious" Mayors they've ever had. Basically what he did is the opposite of what Obama has done. To put it bluntly...lol
          RZ-Civic
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Street King
          Oh please! Rob Ford didn't stop the gravy train. He let it run faster than before. For instance, wasting $300K on removing Jarvis bike lanes (one of the few cities in North America to do this), $1B+ on a subway when there was a fully funded LRT plan ready to get built, using city resources and skipping the office for his football activities, etc.
          RGT881
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Street King
          Here in America the people have been programmed to scream out "Tea Party Lunatism" whenever they hear anything that involves cutting the spending no matter how little. In other words, fiscal responsibility in this country is laughed at, and probably will be thought of as un-American.
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Street King
          Yeah but tea party types hate people's private lives too!!!
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Street King
          Tea Baggers ARE lunatics. This is a funny story & all of you lunatics can do is bitcch about the president.
      Al Terego
      • 1 Year Ago
      The way it's headed for Rob Ford; he'll be in a slow-speed chase in a white Ford Bronco soon.
      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      "how does Rob Ford still have supporters?" I guess some folks have no problem with a crack head representing them. Marion Berry was elected to DC city council after his bust for crack.
        Pj Taintz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @throwback
        we still have people here who support obama, Im sure someone smoking crack cant be half as bad as him
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Pj Taintz
          Yes that was president Bush who smoked crack in the White House when his dad was president and he was worse than Obama. Ever hear of Iraq?
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mean while Tyrone Biggums is ready to handle any excess supply of crack cocaine.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        I thought that too. Also the black white supremacist- thinking of the white supremacist idiot on Trisha who was shown to be almost 20% black via DNA. I really think Chspelle was the best social critic of our times.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      He smokes crack, and ricks with prostitutes in the mayor's office. Next he will either be caught with a 'wide stance' or his twerking video will drop!
      stevenh
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hear Ford like Escorts
        stevenh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @stevenh
        Ford is certainly a Maverick but his dream to Aspire to second term mayor is now out of Focus his Escort named Capri was under the sign of either Taurus, or Scorpio which he paid Five Hundred, now the police have upped their Tempo for a Probe into further corruption The whole matter is no Fiesta for him
          Cruising
          • 1 Year Ago
          @stevenh
          I think we can all agree he is no longer Boss, no longer can he Flex his authority. The drugs might have taken the Edge off but we all felt the Tremor as he entered a room. This man was out of Sync.
          The Friendly Grizzly
          @stevenh
          Perhaps not, but he is facing a Galaxy-size bundle of trouble, isn't he?
          Cruising
          • 1 Year Ago
          @stevenh
          In the end he shall be judged by the Consul.
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @stevenh
        Ford also likes Cougars, meoooowww.
        safeerexus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @stevenh
        He also might get F-150' d in the....
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      The only crack I associate with Ford is when I see a Explorer on the road and it has that thin crack running down the back tailgate.
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        It's the truth and it gets downvoted. LOL http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/story.aspx?storyid=127596 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmoRl2iq8vE https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ford-Explorer-Lift-Gate-Cracks/196588340383724
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Almost forgot about the 4.6L engines with the cracked plastic intake manifolds which they offered a fix. This is true also but watch the downvotes pour in. http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/185 Ford Explorer liftgate crack and 4.6L intake manifold crack, I associate these cracks with Ford, better then associating with a crack smoking mayor.
      marv.shocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      You say, " loudmouthed, drunk-driving, crack-smoking mayor" like it's a bad thing...
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      fuzzyfish6
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not a Ford supporter, but come on people, when's the last time you've seen a mayor that is this hilarious?!? :D The thins is that his policies are actually pretty good, decent track record as a politician. I just want him to stay because who the hell knows what's going to come out next lol.
        Street King
        • 1 Year Ago
        @fuzzyfish6
        We all know whats coming next, a liberal that gives money away like it grows on trees before being replaced by another GUY that reels in the spending, and is hated for it (by the welfare cases)
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @fuzzyfish6
        The guy actually gets his job done...
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should worry more about their crappy, unreliable cars and less about this.
      Patrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford was on crack when the Pinto was produced.
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