If Tesla deal goes through, SolarCity name could be no more

Trademark filings show that Tesla may rebrand everything with its own name.

Based on some trademark filings seen by Electrek, it appears that the SolarCity name might be going away. That is, if Tesla's multi-billion-dollar offer for the solar company goes through. There is a lot of market dislike for the deal, but that isn't stopping the electric automaker from getting its ducks in a row.

But back to those trademark filings. According to Electrek, the point of the new applications (filed on the day that Tesla made its $2.8 billion offer for SolarCity) is to lock down the Tesla brand to use on SolarCity's products and services. The trademarks are for:

Solar energy equipment, namely, photo-voltaic solar modules for converting electronic radiation to electrical energy; and equipment for use in collecting and converting solar into electricity, namely, solar cells and inverters.

As well as:

Installation, maintenance and repair of solar panels and other equipment for use in converting solar energy into electricity; installation of solar energy systems and consulting related thereto.

The name that these sorts of things will get? Why, "Tesla," of course.

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