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Ford files to trademark Bronco Outer Banks, Bronco Big Bend, and Wildtrak

Special package wars about to get hot for Bronco and Ranger

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Chevrolet Trailblazer likely coming back to the U.S. as a 2020 model

New Trailblazer Activ trademark application could indicate multiple variants

New Trailblazer Activ trademark application could indicate multiple variants.

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Ford Bronco patents? Two designs for removable doors

Patent paperwork details four different portals

Patent paperwork details four different portals

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Rivian files patent for R1T truck 'digital jerry can' auxiliary battery

Big, swappable bed-mounted unit that would probably require a forklift

Big, swappable bed-mounted unit that would probably require a forklift.

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Ford patent uses smartphone tilt-steering to take over autonomous car

Or, steer using a virtual onscreen steering wheel

Take over steering by tilting a device or touching a virtual wheel.

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McLaren granted trademark for ‘McLaren GT,’ but is it even a car?

It could be the real name for the BP23, but we have another theory

Last year McLaren Automotive Limited applied to trademark the name "McLaren GT" in the U.S. and the UK. Last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the request. It's tempting to wonder if we're looking at the name of the new McLaren monster car, the three-seat road-going Ultimate Series offering so far known as BP23. McLaren has, after all, Jonathon Ramsey

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Toyota patent filing shows another hope for the flying car

But we still wouldn't count on a flying Prius arriving in your local showroom.

Toyota's aerocar patent design can stow its wings inside the body, so it'll look normal (ish) on the road.

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Honda Civic Hatchback production design pops up in patent shots

Patent images of the new Honda Civic Hatchback have popped up, showing a vehicle that's largely similar to the Geneva Motor Show concept.

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Ford patents rear wheel that converts into a unicycle

Ford is thinking about allowing drivers to remove a rear wheel and attach it to an electric unicycle. Yes, we're serious. There's a patent and everything.

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Trademarks indicate Buick Regal wagon could be on the way

Filing Is Buick's Second Wagon-Related Trademark Of 2015

Buick has filed a pair of new trademarks that could point to the arrival of a wagon variant of the next-gen Regal sedan in 2017.

Chevy Bolt name just might get through US trademark office

Yamaha Has Given Consent To GM To Use Bolt Name For Upcoming EV

An ongoing trademark dispute over the Bolt name could be cleared up because Yamaha says Chevy can use it.

Chevy Bolt trademark application suspended by USPTO [UPDATE]

You Might Think The Car Is Really A Motorcycle

The US Trademark Office suspends GM's application for the Bolt trademark because Yamaha already has one for its motorcycle.

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Chevy Crossvolt name kept alive in new trademark application

Chevrolet has reapplied for the trademark "Crossvolt." It originally applied for the name in 2011, then let the application expire this year. The theory is that the name could be applied to a Chevrolet Volt crossover.

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Fiat trademarks '124', '124 Spider'

Fiat files trademark registration with the USPTO for the model names "124" and "124 Spider." The filing could presage a Fiat coupe and convertible built on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata platform that was previously going to be used for a new Alfa Romeo.

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Ssangyong takes another baby step towards US sales, registers 'Tivoli'

Ssangyong files applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the names "Tivoli" and "Luvent." Consumer Reports says the brand eyes entering the US market in the next two years with a subcompact crossover that will launch in other global markets next year, and a hatchback built on the same platform.

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GM trademarks 'GearOn,' possibly for pickups

On May 27, a week before General Motors applied for a trademark for the word "Zora," GM filed a trademark application at the US Patent and Trademark Office for "GearOn," characterized as a "truck bed cargo system comprised of tiered storage cross rails, utility rack stanchions, cargo dividers and cargo tie down rings."

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Google files patent for gesture-based car controls

Tech users of the world beware – just as touchscreens have infiltrated nearly every aspect of our lives over the past decade, gesture-based controls will do the same in the coming years. And yes, that includes gesture-enabled cars, according to a patent filing by Google.