Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Trademark of Toyota Supra Name in Europe Fuels Comeback Rumors
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Trademark of Toyota Supra Name in Europe Fuels Comeback Rumors

Is Toyota getting closer to bringing back the Supra?

Kelly Pleskot
Jun 7, 2016

Toyota has filed to trademark the Supra name in Europe, rekindling our hopes of a comeback for the iconic sports car.

The trademark application was filed June 3 with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, Supramkv.com first reported. The filing comes two years after Toyota moved to trademark the Supra name in the U.S.

Toyota Supra Trademark Application Photo 2/14   |   Toyota Supra Trademark Application

The story for a Toyota Supra successor has been building for years. President Akio Toyoda has been open about his desire to see the Supra return to the Toyota lineup. In 2013, BMW and Toyota announced they would develop a shared sports car architecture. A year later, Toyota debuted the FT-1 concept that everyone swore would be the next Supra, although Toyota wouldn't confirm.

We can only hope that Toyota is inching forward ever so slowly in reviving the sports car, but there's no way to know for sure. Automakers often file to trademark names as a precautionary measure, even when there are no immediate plans to use them. Still, the signs are looking better and better for a comeback, and it seems like both fans and Toyota want it to return. Earlier rumors suggested we could even see a Supra in late 2017.

Source: Supramkv.com, European Union Intellectual Property Office

By Kelly Pleskot
202 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

We present to you four members of a group of grassroots enthusiasts who are literally just like you and me.
RodrezApr 28, 2017
Building a car that the S-chassis community won't be forgetting about anytime soon.
Jofel TolosaApr 28, 2017
Starting in the fall, the NISMO Heritage Parts Program will kick into high gear, beginning with spares for the R32 Skyline GT-R
Bob HernandezApr 27, 2017
Is this how the Cayman GT4 should have come from the factory?
Michael FebboApr 27, 2017
The BMW M550d gets a 400-hp quad-turbo diesel inline-six and comes as a wagon. The catch is you have to live in Europe to own one.
Alex NishimotoApr 27, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP