Chrysler has taken out a number of new trademarks, according to intellectual-property correspondent “Stratuscaster.” In the “motor vehicles, their structural parts, trim and badges” category, these include:
- Detroit Motor Works
- Wrangler Freedom Edition
- 8 Mile
- Chrysler 100
In addition, for their versions of Fiat vans, Chrysler has trademarked:
These may tempt pundits to start calling the vans “Prom-Master.” Ironically, Renault uses the “Master” name in Europe for its commercial vans that compete with the Ducato.
Finally, Chrysler filed for a trademark on Active Air, for an “engine variable air intake system.” While Chrysler has long used a variable air intake on some of its engines, the company has not publicized the system under any particular trade name.
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