Spa-Francorchamps to sue Infiniti

'Eau Rouge' name became a bone of contention between Infiniti and Spa-Francorchamps.

The Belgian Grand Prix venue Spa-Francorchamps will take legal action against Infiniti.

Infiniti is Nissan's luxury brand and the title sponsor of the Red Bull team.

Bloomberg reports that Spa will contest Nissan's trademark application for the name 'Eau Rouge', having intended to name an Infiniti road car after the fabled corner at the popular F1 circuit.

"It's like they want to steal the brand from the circuit," Spa director Pierre-Alain Thibaut said.

"We consider it exactly the opposite of fair play."

 

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Tags eau rouge, nissan, pierre-alain thibaut, red bull, spa-francorchamps