Haas asked to remove controversial stag logo for Canadian Grand Prix

07-06-2019 14:02
by Bobby Vincent
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Haas asked to remove controversial stag logo for Canadian Grand Prix

Rich Energy has asked Haas to take down its disputed stag logo from the team's car livery ahead of the weekend, when the Canadian Grand Prix will take place.

The stag logo appears on the drivers' helmets, as well as on the car, and it is currently the centre of attention in an argument between Rich Energy and Whyte Bikes, in regards to copyright infringement.

In May, the bike company successfully managed to sue Rich Energy for the copyright. The debate will return to court later this month for more decisive action against the company.

Rich Energy said that they had asked for it to be removed before Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean take to the track in Montreal in the coming days. The company stated via Twitter: "We have asked our partners (Haas) to remove stag element from car this weekend.

"Whilst we own the stag trademarks and registrations worldwide Inc Canada, we don't want any media circus for team whilst we contest baseless case with (Whyte Bikes) and win."

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