Fisker Buyer May Not Receive Rights to Use Name and Company Logo

Recently, it emerged that Wanxiang was looking to snatch away the purchase of Fisker Automotive’s remaining assets from Hybrid Tech Holdings. Both companies certainly look like excellent candidates with both offering interesting incentives and promises. Most recently, Hybrid Tech Holdings announced a partnership with Boston Power.

However, while the two firms’ continue to trade blows in the lead-up to an official auction on February 12th, new information has been released saying that the winner may not actually have access to the Fisker name nor the electric automaker’s logo. That is because the sale is for Fisker Automotive, while a completely separate company dubbed Fisker Coachbuild LLC actually holds all the rights to the two.

When you look back at the history of the Fisker name, this news shouldn’t be all that surprising. The company was first founded in 2005 under the name Fisker Coachbuild and utilised the same name (obviously) and logo for its first ground-up production car, the electric Fisker Karma. The Fisker Karma wasn’t actually produced by Fisker Coachbuild and instead Fisker Automotive.

Either way, Fisker Coachbuild has announced that it may consent to the new owner using its logo but is that happens, it will likely come at a cost.

Whatever happens, everything should be revealed in the coming days!

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