Ford Motor Company has filed an application to register Thunderbird as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Ford Authority has discovered.
The automaker’s May 11th, 2016 application is assigned serial number 87032503 and specifies that the mark will be used for “Motor vehicles and parts and accessories therefor”.
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The filing suggests that Ford is either planning or considering relaunching the Thunderbird name. The last model to carry the legendary name, which was initially launched in 1955, was the eleventh-generation Thunderbird. It was discontinued in 2005. The most important question now is what kind of a vehicle a modern-day Thunderbird could be.
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