Sunday, 22 October 2017

Racing driver moves to protect family name

THE Brabham family has won a legal battle in the German courts to protect its name.

THE Brabham family has won a legal battle in the German courts to protect its name.

Racing driver David Brabham, from Henley, had sued Michael Trick following his refusal to cancel certain registrations within the EU involving the Brabham name in Germany.

Trick had been marketing road cars under the Brabham Racing banner.

The Higher Court of Koblenz found in favour of the family and the Brabham trademark registration is now reverted to the family’s ownership.

MrBrabham, the son of three-times Formula 1 champion and team founder Jack, said: “I’m delighted that this situation has finally come to an end. It has been a long and tiring battle but this was something I felt we needed to do to protect the Brabham name.

“The global brand stands for success and innovation, bolstered by 60 years of racing heritage, and deserves to be protected.

“This ruling will not only help future plans for the Brabham brand but also protect the third generation of drivers, in Sam and Matthew, coming up through the ranks.”



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