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Aston Martin is getting sued by one of the designers that made it a worthwhile brand in the 90s and 00s.

“Aston Martin is trying to intimidate me to prop up their own flailing company and to mask their financial and product deficiencies. I refuse to be intimidated and that is the reason for today’s filing.”

“We believe that in an effort to protect itself from further market erosion, Aston Martin and their three executives who run the company, conspired and devised a scheme to stomp out Henrik Fisker’s competitive presence in the luxury sports car industry, “ explained [Fisker’s lawyer Jonathan] Michaels. “Because of the threats they laid out in their letter we opted to play offense in regards to Aston Martin’s transparent and nefarious motives.”

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/car-design/news/a27796/henrik-fisker-is-suing-aston-martin-for-100-million-over-a-letter/
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>Aston Martin is trying to intimidate me to prop up their own flailing company and to mask their financial and product deficiencies
>flailing company
>product deficiencies

Is Aston getting blown the fuck out?
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>produce an aston martin badged just custom car without aston's permission
>sued
>modify a corvette to look like an aston martin
>sued
maybe try and design a car that doesn't look like an aston martin henrik?
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>>14178910
But he is the sole reason Aston's look like that. Its his signature.
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>>14178914
But it's not his property.
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>>14178914
His fault for giving his favorite design to a company then leaves it. The styling is great but it's time.to move on after making 3-5 cars that all look the same.

I think Aston Martin should have sued Ford for the Fusion. That was blatant stealing
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>>14178914
Did he not realise being a car designer normally involves designing more than one car and reusing it over and over again under different names? When you leave a company you don't get to take there IP with you, and the work you did for them is their IP,
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>>14178914
not really, he just built on ian callum's work
the vantage was his first real car for aston
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>>14178951
>The styling is great but it's time to move on
Tell that to Aston Martin.
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>>14178957
Henrik Fisker was a part of the DB7 program, he was there for a while.
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Didnt Fisker's own company went bankrupt over the Fisker Karma
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>>14178951
You do realize Ford owned Aston Martin at one point right? It's their design now.
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>>14178981
Mainly because hurricane Katrina hit their storage and destroyed most of their stock, but the car wasn't very good anyway. They would've just continued making a bad car otherwise.
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>>14178981
It went bankrupt because Hurricane Sandy destroyed 90% of the cars they had built and the company never recovered.
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>>14178970
no he wasn't. he was working for BMW/design worksUSA until 2001
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>>14178991
>Katrina

that was ten years ago, before Fisker's company even existed

You're thinking of Sandy in 2012.
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>>14178963
They only have one model
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>>14179003
Read up
http://www.rmsothebys.com/az15/arizona/lots/2003-aston-martin-db7-zagato/1072252

>>14179037
They have the Vantage (4 models)
The DB9 (one model)
The Lagonda (one model)
and the Vulcan (one model)
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>>14179016
Yes, that one.
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>>14179052
the DB7 was released in 1994 senpai
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>>14178994
I'll take why you should have natural disaster cover for $100.
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>>14178617
so lemme get this straight, henrick fisker is trying to sue aston martin b.c they use car designs still that are similar to the ones he used to draw for them, but now that his car company is LMAOrek'd and he is butthurt he wants money from a previous employer b.c boo-hoo-hoo?
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>>14179216
They sued him first over his new car. The Karma is ancient history,
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>>14179230
Tesla also sued him over the Karma
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/technology/15tesla.html
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>>14179230
wait so the fisker emblem is round and faggy looking so he puts the aston martin shaped logo on that thunderbolt shit...top fucking kek what a skrublord i hope he goes the way of john z, the demented bastard. also his taillights look like a rip-off of most maserati's. when i first heard about the karma being poofed i just thought of thhe irony of such a name for a car
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>>14179254
you really can see the resemblance in his work...it's kinda pathetic
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>>14179216
Basically Aston Martin wrote to him to say we don't know what your next car will look like but if you show it and it infringes our IP we will sue again, he didn't show the car and is now saying that it was unfair for AM to threaten to sue him until after he had infringed the IP. Makes perfect sense you don't get the MPAA going round saying if you infringe our IP by pirating we will sue you, do you!
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>>14179297
>Makes perfect sense you don't get the MPAA going round saying if you infringe our IP by pirating we will sue you, do you!

Except if you then delete the pirated movie you then sue the MPAA.
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>>14179271
But the Karma prototype was on display a year before the Model S prototype.
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>>14179320
But what if you made that movie to begin with?
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then he was slacking off at tesla while working on side projects what a cunt
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>tfw my dad's DB7 keeps breaking down
>tfw I haven't had the pleasure of driving it
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>>14179367
>slacking off
He's an art major. No shit.
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>>14179351
But it was a slightly shittier frame for frame remake of Marvel franchise movie, which the studios are still releasing!?!?!?!?!?
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>>14179345
fisker was hired by tesla to work on the model-s; then called 'white star'.
musk alleged he handed in substandard work and then fucked off and started his electric car company based on what he worked on at tesla
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>>14179392
Sucks to be Musk, tastes differ. And clearly Fisker's drafts for Tesla can't have been so bad if the Model S looks so similar to the Karma that they feel the need to sue because of it.
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>>14179382
But what if your film was the original good one and the ones you are being sued for are the knockoffs?
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>>14179496
But what if you sold off the rights to the original?
(Are we talking about Star Wars now?)
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>>14179496
you know the db7 zagato was primarily designed by zagato right, which is why andrea zagato is in the photo right?
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>>14179577
And Zagato stated that it was a Fisker design. Who should /o/ trust, Zagato himself or you?
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I could open a car company tomorrow and still not see Fisker as competition.
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>>14179577
That sketch was made by Zagato's Nori Harada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZTlYCgbjkA
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>>14179577
How the fuck does Zagato even exist despite 95% of their cars looking like complete shit? That thing right there looks like an abomination you'd find on Craigslist after someone welded an '04 Thunderbird to a C5.
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>>14179663
All of the art majors that eventually ended up working at Ferrari, Aston, Hyundai, BMW, VAG, etc aspired to work at Zagato. It has brand name power so they are always invited to show their artistic muscle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kxMgNVKwNI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz2nV4lWscI
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>>14179679
Thats what I dont get: Why do they have this prestige when all they do is ruin cars with an improvement once in a blue moon?
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>>14179690
It's an old name. That's about it.
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>>14179663
>95% of their cars looking like complete shit
hot opinion
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>>14178914
>Its his signature.
It's Ford's signature now, boy.

Seriously, poor Aston. They got Jewed by ford and now by some broke geyser.
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>>14181780
They turned a DBS into a whale shark / laughing while crying emoji. Work of art turned into something that looks like it should be riding on a Fiero chassis.
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>Fisker
LOL, he's just trying to squeeze some money because he's a broke ass nigga. After his clusterfuck at Tesla and later fucking his own start up, I doubt any company would hire him
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>>14178617
>literal who arguing with maker of overpriced nice looking pieces of shit that has faded into obscurity its failed attempts to make a fresh car

So this is a marketing stunt, right?

Just give AM to the indians you fucking britkucks, poos in the loos handled jaguar land rover better than you ever did
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>>14179663
Because in the automobile industry, ABSOLUTELY nothing matter more than brand name. Nothing. You could make a literal piece of fucking crap but as long as you slap prestige on it it will be lauded and clarkson will shed a tear as its rear axle falls apart when he tries to drift right before he calls it ZE BEST CAR EVEAHHHHHH

That and tasteless arab oil lords
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>>14184356
but that looks great
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>>14184991
This used to be a Testarossa. Now it is a Power Ranger vehicle.
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>>14185057
power rangers are pretty rad desu senpai
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