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Famous Car Designer Henrik Fisker Demands $ 100 Million from Aston Martin


01/06/2016


Car designer Henrik Fisker sued the manufacturer of prestigious cars Aston Martin, according to Business Insider.



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Mr. Fisker claims that Aston Martin threatened him in connection with his performance at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show, which kicks off next week. According to him, the company sent him a threatening letter demanding that he did not represent the design of its supercar Force 1 because of the similarity of one of Aston’s models.

Henrik Fisker filed a lawsuit in federal district court in California, demanding to recover $ 100 million from the company.

In a letter, which the designer included in the lawsuit, the company makes its finding basing on a simple, written with a pen sketch comparing Fisker’s car design to its DB10, «the car of James Bond", shown in the film "Spectrum", released in November 2015 .

In the letter, the company asks Fisker to give a written assurance that he will change the original design, and declares that Aston Martin "will not hesitate to defend their rights in the event of significant need."

"[You] will not show or exhibit the version of the Force 1 car from attached sketch (in any form, including prototypes and images) at the upcoming Auto Show in Detroit, which begins on January 11, or change the design of the machine Force 1 prior to the Auto Show in order to avoid violations of Aston Martin’s right. As you know, Aston Martin is always ready to defend their rights, "- said the company’s lawyers in the letter.

According to the suit, Henrik Fisker has developed several models of Aston Martin, in particular, V8 Vantage and DB9, when he worked for the company from 2001 to 2004.

In a letter, Aston Martin included comments from various automotive publications and blogs, which noted the similarity between Fisker’s sketch and several car models designed by the automaker. They point to the similarity of the specific details in Fisker’s design to Jaguar's F-Type Coupe and Chevrolet C7 Corvett.

This is not the first lawsuit over the similarity of design for Fisker. After his participation in the initial design phase of the electric Tesla car, the company filed a lawsuit against Fisker. Tesla claimed that he illegally used some of the company’s technological innovations for its own model Karma. As a result, the judge ruled in favor of Fisker.

source: businessinsider.com






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