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      05-29-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Lightbulb BMW M2 Trademarks Filed in US and Germany

BMW M2 Trademarks Filed in US and Germany
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From time to time, BMW trademark filings provide clues on future BMW models. Our latest finding could be related to the recent speculation coming from both Autobild and SCOTT26. BMW is said to be considering launching a 2-series line comprising of the 2-series coupe (F22), the 2-series convertible (F23) and M-variants of these cars. These are essentially the next generation 1-series coupe and convertible, but renamed as the 2-series.

As seen in the screenshots from the German patent office below, BMW has filed "M2" and "BMW M2" trademarks just a month ago. The same goes for the US patent and trademark office (USPTO) where BMW has filed the "M2" trademark. It's important to note that a trademark filing doesn't necessarily mean they'll actually use it for a model. It is however a telling sign that BMW is considering the M2 badge seriously enough to take first measures to protect the use of this name.

The 1-series M coupe has been welcomed with nothing but praise from both owners and reviewers around the globe. No surprise then that is has perhaps already made a case for a successor. Our prediction may be premature yet, but we believe it will be called the BMW M2.

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