A few trademark thoughts (or a crazy idea?)

As you all probability has seen will Nevs from now on use the Nevs trademark on their products. If Nevs would use “Saab” trademark or something else has been discussed here at SU for a long time,  and now we got the answer. For me personally I would say it’s sad the Saab trademark now officially is history, but this scenario isn’t something that was absolutely unexpected. I would like to wish Nevs all the best with the new trademark,  but there is a question I guess many Saab-enthusiasts will raise now.

Saturday 6th was the National day of Sweden, so I found a Swedish flag and drove my T16 down to the Stallbacka factory for some photos.
Saturday 6th is the National day of Sweden, so I found a Swedish flag and drove my T16 down to the Stallbacka factory for some photos.

What will happen with the big Saab signs that’s placed around on the factory site?

The obvious answer is of course that Nevs will remove them –  it’s simply no need for them now,  when Nevs is the new trademark.

I know this signs have been a very popular photo location for us fans,  and for many this had been the highlight at the visit to the factory area at Stallbacka. I also noticed in social media that many people in the Trollhättan area used the day today just to secure a picture of their car in front of the big Saab sign at Stallbacka.
With the Saab signs down at Stallbacka, and at the ANA dealership building there nowadays are signs for a German brand, so that we have left of the three popular “Saab-destinations” in Trollhättan that the average Saab tourist visited is the Saab Car Museum.
In the future I’m sure the museum will be more and more important for us Saabnuts, and the absolute obvious place to visit if you visit Trollhättan, so I have a crazy idea.
I don’t know if this is something that’s possible to realize,  but why not take one of the big Saab signs you see when you enter the Saab factory area at Stallbacka and place it on the museum area (or if that’s impossible –  take one of the other big signs that is mounted on the buildings and mount it on a wall outside the museum), preferably so future Saabnuts can take a picture with this sign in the background.
Again, I must precise that it’s just a idea,  but I hope Nevs and Saab Car Museum notices this idea and have a look at if it’s possible to do this for us nostalgic(??)  fans…

hans h
Member

Good idea.

Tjalle
Guest

NEVS has illegally used SAAB, even after Saab AB withdrew rights in 2014. In homepage, sign at headoffice and other places.

Saab AB, has for some reason, not taken action – “Don’t wake up the sleeping bear”?

Saab AB supports SAAB museum, and would, probably, accept the big signs there.

roger
Member

NEVS has produced car labeled Saab so of course they have the right to use the name. You can’t withdraw rights from products already produced.

Angelo V.
Member

It’s a great idea. I know here in the U.S., there would need to be municipal permits for the signs and how they will be attached or mounted, etc. I’m sure Sweden might have similar regulations—-but it doesn’t seem like it would be that difficult to accomplish and it would be a welcoming site for people visiting the museum.

SteveW
Member
Sweden are in the EU so that probably means there are a whole host of weird laws regarding signage all passed by unelected bureaucrats. Being Stateside you may not know some of the ridiclous laws they pass Angelo. The latest fiasco is the proposed ban on high powered kettles. it seems to pass them by that it takes exactly the same amount of energy to boil a pint of water if you use a 1.5kw kettle rather than a 3kw one, it just takes twice as long!!! The only possible energy saving is that people will skip one cup of… Read more »
3cyl
Member

CARB compliant fuel cans come to mind. They are supposed to be good for the environment, but more commonly they guarantee spilling some gas and take forever to empty.

Monique Hubrechts
Guest
Monique Hubrechts

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Monique Hubrechts
Guest
Monique Hubrechts

To complete the above. Metal becomes brittle at low temperature Charpy a french engineer for french gorvernement was already aware of this firing canon balls. The charpy test is stiill used.

Saabgun
Member

Not so crazy at all. The Saab signs are a Tröllhattan landmark and should be protected as one. They belong to the heritage of Tröllhattan. Contact Peter Bäckström and Mattias Bergmann and I’m sure they will find a spot for these signs. I’ m in favour! !!!

tknage
Member

Of course! All we have now is history and we would/should preserve as much as possible.

MF
Member

Nice idea.

MF

Hakan
Member

I agree with the idea. But, I suppose NEVS could as an act of honor to the legacy, keep one of the SAAB signs at the factory area. I am sure it could be arranged in some decent way, at least for the one (how many SAAB signs are there?) standing a bit “of shore” in the green field, like the one in the picture.

kochje
Member

Good idea, I do not see the SAAB sign at the factory as a remembrance of days that are gone. Put this sign along the road just before the Saab Museum.

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