BMW and Gazprom Neft fight for the trademark G-Drive
BMW believe that their brand xDrive is confusingly similar to G-Drive of Gazprom Neft recently registered.Gazprom Neft’s allied companies already have an experience of such proceedings.They managed to resolve it peacefully until now.
BMW all-wheel control system of xDrive was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003. While Gazprom Neft has applied for registration of their new fuel brand only in 2010. This spring the company managed to patent G-Drive gasoline.
The Russian company has registered their brands in fairly wide range of goods and services. They have covered seven classes of forty six. Among them, industrial oils and greases, advertising, construction, and even furniture. Furthermore, the fuel G-Drive registered in the "Vehicle" class, which includes the drive chains for land vehicles.