When we are looking for the latest designs of upcoming models, the EU Tradmark Office is hardly going to be our first port of call. But in the case of the 2010 Mazda3, we can tell you this has certainly been the case. The hackers over at Carscoop have managed to obtain a couple of documents (see additonal photos to the right) which seem to trademark the designs of the next generation Mazda3 model in all 27 countries of the EU.

We can't rule out the possibility that these drawings of the hatchback version of the Mazda3 could be fake, comparisons between these images and the camoflaged Mazda3 prototypes caught by our spies certainly show design similarities on the front end. Prototypes spotted so far have been solely in the sedan body style, making rear end comparisons too difficult to categorically confirm or deny.

We expect to see the sedan variant unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show this November, with the hatchback set to follow a couple of months later in Detroit.


Is this the 2010 Mazda3?