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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - He says the court case was actually a victory for him and he's off to Hollywood to make a movie

Cornwall news Cornish inventor loses court battle to sell Back To The Future cars UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - He says the court case was actually a victory for him and he's off to Hollywood to make a movie

Cornwall news Cornish inventor loses court battle to sell Back To The Future cars UK news
04 August 2022 - 12:46

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A Cornish inventor who says he's the lovechild of John DeLorean - who created the famous Back To The Future car - has lost a High Court battle to sell his own version of the Delorean cars. Ty DeLorean, who lives near Newquay, says the court case was actually a victory for him and he's off to Hollywood. Ty, who changed his name by deed poll from birth name Benjamin Granger, was ordered by London’s High Court to stop selling his own version of the DeLorean cars, which are constructed from the front of a three-wheeled Reliant Robin and the back of a pick-up truck, with gullwing doors. The DMC21 cars are advertised as coming with a “free hoverboard with every purchase” in reference to the famous films where the cars featured as a time machine. Read more: Cornishman builds Back To The Future car out of Reliant Robin The cars - which proved a hit at the British Motor Show last year - have a brushed aluminium finish, remote control doors, waterproof speakers, with a full DeLorean-style interior and are powered by a three-cylinder 850cc engine. They also include a "flux capacitor" for when you hit 88mph and fancy going back in time - the speed that sent Michael J Fox through time in the blockbuster films. However, the DeLorean Motor Company in Texas weren't happy with Ty's invention. It was while at the motor show that he was hand-served papers by the company stating that they were pursuing him in court for trademark infringement. The case came to London's High Court last week. Ty says he is the son of John DeLorean, who set up a manufacturing plant near Belfast in 1980 and produced the DMC 12 car. He claims the man he calls his father had an affair with his mother in the Northern Ireland city and he was the result. Two years later John DeLorean went bust, and intellectual property rights over the design of the cars were purchased by the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) in Texas in 1987, a company dealing in second-hand models of the car as well as parts and branded clothing. Get our top stories delivered to your inbox every day.

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. He claimed that the cars were a “parody or pastiche” and that he should be allowed to continue selling them as a form of satire. The gullwing doors in action on Ty DeLorean's Back To The Future car (Image: Greg Martin / Cornwall Live) Judge Hacon, finding in favour of the American company, said that “parody isn’t a defence” for a trademark infringement. He added: “The defendant's use of the word DeLorean is identical to the claimant's marks” and the logo is “plainly similar, such as to cause confusion”. Ty, who said that he had signed a contract with streaming giant Netflix for a project about his invention, was told that he could keep his cars as long as he removed their trademarks, and was ordered to pay DMC’s £20,633 legal costs. The judge warned him that if he did not remove the trademarks he could face prison. Speaking after the court case, Ty told CornwallLive: "It's a complete victory as far as I'm concerned. I couldn't be more victorious because I'm catching a flight out to Hollywood about making a movie using my car. If the Texan company want to sue Hollywood and Netflix, let them. "I have no intention of removing my father's stolen trademark from a car that should have been released. They can lock me up like they locked up my father. They can't put an inventor in prison - I created something amazingly fantastical that's caused interest from all over the world. I'm not going to give up." READ NEXT Cornish lass nearly cut her finger off then won Commonwealth silver Swimmer bitten by shark off Cornwall says it was 'very scary' Holidaymaker's handbrake fail sends car into Newquay Parkdean Resort lake Rishi Sunak pledges extra council tax on second homes and help to level up Cornwall Bodmin women's football team 'bitterly disappointed' matches can no longer be held at local stadium

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