Volkswagen has decided to drop its appeal of a court ruling regarding the brand infringement case against Suzuki over the “GTi” name.

 

Volkswagen has decided to drop its appeal of a court ruling regarding the brand infringement case against Suzuki over the “GTi” name. It was the year 2004 when the German automaker decided to contest an application that was granted to Suzuki which allowed the latter to use the “GTi” moniker for a hotter version of the Swift.

Back in March this year, the General Court of the European Union said that the Swift GTi could not be confused with the Golf GTI. This ruling came at a time when the two companies were involved in a separate arbitration fight over whether VW may be forced to divest its almost 20 percent stake in the Japanese automaker, bought for $2.2 billion (1.7 billion euros) two years ago as part of an agreed broad alliance.

Last Saturday, one of VW’s spokesman said that the company has decided to drop the appeal.

 

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VW ends dispute with Suzuki regarding “GTi” moniker