Lexus RC 500 F Trademark Registered in Canada

Lexus RC 500 F

According to My.IS moderator k3vo, Lexus has filed for the RC500 F trademark in Canada due to a possible name conflict over RC F:

…there was a Canadian trademark application that was previously filed November 3, 2010, by Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for the mark “RCF” which covers products like “Automotive lubricants for terrestrial and marine vehicles; automobile parts; automotive parts for terrestrial and marine vehicles”.

In general, due to the overlap with Lexus’ “automobile parts”, Weir-Jones would be entitled to the trademark registration once they start to use the trademark on such products in Canada. Furthermore adding the word LEXUS before the RC F mark would not necessarily avoid the problem of not being entitled to trademark registration.

On September 24, 2013, Toyota Motor Corporation filed an application for the trademark “RC500 F” under Application No. 1644774. This mark will more likely make it to registration.

The inclusion of the engine code would indicate that the RC F will continue to use the same 5.0L V8 engine as the IS F, though it doesn’t necessarily mean the engine will be unchanged. Given the engine sound in videos of the RC F prototypes at Nürburgring, this trademark may not be a big surprise, but it does make it more official.

(Really, how strange would it be for Lexus RC Fs in Canada to have a different badge than the rest of the world?)

[Source: My.IS]


  • BOSS

    Anything F trademark just smells trouble :P (in a good way)

  • blkpantha

    WOW are you thinking that the F SPORT WILL BE USING A V8 Because the F PERFORMANCE BRAND are usually known as RC F not RC 500 F are do you think they going the AMG naming route

    • blkpantha

      what do you guys think sound better
      Lexus RC F or
      Lexus RC 500 F

      • corradoMR2

        RC F for me looks better on the rear, but hey, I’m just so glad F is official and around the corner. Hopefully it will have near the 500 hp mark to be competitive. Haha, come to think of it, maybe the 500 = 500 hp :)

      • wasapasserby

        Keep on dreaming.

        500 refers to the 5.0L displacement. The 2UR-GSE currently produces 416hp. The old M3 coupe produced 414hp.

      • F1orce

        How much torque did the old M3 produce

        And what a shame BMW is going with a over boosted 335i engine for the next M3

        The 2UR-GSE can easily be tuned for 450hp

      • yosafbridge

        Apparently the new Lexus V8 produces 465hp.

  • Pedro Roldão

    They can name it RC500F, but put only de Lexus RC F bage on it….. !? It’s just a badge :)

    • k3vo

      That “badge” could constitute trademark infringement

  • WorldofLuxury

    As a punishment for not taking care of this problem earlier, Lexus should give us an RC 600 F, RC 800 F, and RC 1000F just for the heck of it!

  • Lexus Cohen

    Waiting to see the Fsport

  • MT

    I bet the engine will carry on unchanged.
    Not that this will boost sales or give credit to “Kaizen”. But it is still a good engine after all.

    • F1orce

      Yeah it’s a very good engine. Best sounding V8 I’ve heard and it’s smooth as butter when your not hooning.

      Drive the ISF it’s a blast!

  • tinhinnh

    RC500 F doesn’t necessarily mean a 5.0L. Look no further than the RX450h/LS600h or the Germans…

    • k3vo

      But it’s not RC500h F

  • MT

    If it gets cylinder deactivation as mentioned somwhere else, i guess the deactivation could be done by Valvematic. Until now a D4-S + Valvematic engine seemed not feasible as you can’t cram in all the stuff in the cylinderhead. But if they found a way it would be cool as V-Matic boosted engine performance on the ZR series engine between 6 and 11 percent. This could make the 2UR-GSAE land at about 455hp.
    Seems reasonable and in line with some other press speculations.

    • rsxterminator

      bmw uses valvetronic, vanos, and DI so its 100% possible. toyota/lexus better step up their game and use valvematic in all their engines.

      • F1orce

        Valvematic usually sacrificed torque for more power.

        i.e. VTEC

        Toyota uses Dual VVT-I with VVTI-E (electric actuation) for the intake cams in the Lexus ISF. High tech stuff.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов

    Waiting for this trouble maker
    I feel it will be my next car

  • LF_EH

    This is indeed good news!

  • Ayo DocMkize

    Yeah only canada i can order an RC500F ,nice