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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]

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    BOSS
  • November 18, 2013
Anything F trademark just smells trouble :P (in a good way)
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    blkpantha
  • November 18, 2013
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
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      blkpantha
    • November 18, 2013
    what do you guys think sound better Lexus RC F or Lexus RC 500 F
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      corradoMR2
    • November 18, 2013
    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 :)
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      wasapasserby
    • November 18, 2013
    Keep on dreaming. 500 refers to the 5.0L displacement. The 2UR-GSE currently produces 416hp. The old M3 coupe produced 414hp.
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      F1orce
    • November 19, 2013
    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
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      yosafbridge
    • November 18, 2013
    Apparently the new Lexus V8 produces 465hp.
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    Pedro Roldão
  • November 18, 2013
They can name it RC500F, but put only de Lexus RC F bage on it..... !? It's just a badge :)
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      k3vo
    • November 19, 2013
    That "badge" could constitute trademark infringement
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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!
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    Lexus Cohen
  • November 18, 2013
Waiting to see the Fsport
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    MT
  • November 19, 2013
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.
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      F1orce
    • November 19, 2013
    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!
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    tinhinnh
  • November 19, 2013
RC500 F doesn't necessarily mean a 5.0L. Look no further than the RX450h/LS600h or the Germans...
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      k3vo
    • November 19, 2013
    But it's not RC500h F
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    MT
  • November 19, 2013
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.
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      rsxterminator
    • November 19, 2013
    bmw uses valvetronic, vanos, and DI so its 100% possible. toyota/lexus better step up their game and use valvematic in all their engines.
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      F1orce
    • November 19, 2013
    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.
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    Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов
  • November 19, 2013
Waiting for this trouble maker I feel it will be my next car
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    LF_EH
  • November 19, 2013
This is indeed good news!
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    Ayo DocMkize
  • November 20, 2013
Yeah only canada i can order an RC500F ,nice

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