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Nissan to sue Brexit campaign for use of logo in trademark infringement case

It is understood that car manufacturer Nissan is to take legal action against the Leave campaign group for trademark infringement arising from the use of its logo in campaign literature.

On one of the Leave campaign's flyer the Nissan logo appears next to those of four other major companies, including Unilever and Vauxhall, with the message: “Major employers … have all said they’ll stay in the UK whatever the result of the referendum.”   In fact Nissan supports Britain remaining in the EU.

According to a Nissan spokesperson the use of its logo on Brexit leaflets "grossly misrepresents" its position on the EU referendum, and previous requests that the Leave campaign stop using the logo have been ignored.

Nissan is said to be seeking an injunction prohibiting further use.


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