The German concern Volkswagen in court almost took away the copyright to the BeetleJune 22, 2019
Ferdinand Porsche is considered the “father” of the legendary Volkswagen Beetle, but as it turned out, there are other applicants.
By the recognizable exterior of the car seems to have related designer Erwin Komenda. Today, his daughter claims: copyright belongs to her father and demands compensation for 70 years of release of the car. A lawsuit of five million euros was filed with one of the German judicial authorities. The direct heiress of the designer considered that she was obliged to pay compensation for all the Beetles made after 2014, because in their exterior there are design details created by her father-designer.
But the court after studying the photos and drawings did not find direct borrowing. In addition, representatives of the German Themis decided that the plaintiff had no hard evidence of her father’s participation in the design of the Volkswagen Beetle.
Volkswagen Beetle is one of the best-selling cars in the world: if you add up all the modifications, generations, the total sales volume will reach 22 million units. However, in the autumn of last year, a VW representative officially stated that the legendary car’s biography is coming to an end: the last Beetle will roll off the assembly line in Mexico in the middle of this summer’s summer.
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