Nissan's UK Sunderland plant

Nissan suing UK Vote Leave group over unauthorized use of logo

On June 20, it was revealed that Nissan is bringing a lawsuit against the UK’s Vote Leave for unauthorized use of the Nissan logo.

On June 23, the UK is holding a national referendum on whether or not to leave the EU. Vote Leave is a group that is pushing for the UK leaving. According to Nissan, a pamphlet by Vote Leave uses the Nissan logo without the company’s authorization.

Nissan is bringing the lawsuit because if fears that people who see the pamphlet may assume that Nissan is supporting the UK’s exit from the EU. Nissan says it wants to stop the group from using its logo.

As a global automaker, Nissan employs 8,000 people in production, development and design in the UK. It is supported by a total of 32,000 individuals in the country, including dealers, suppliers and related industries.

Regarding its opinion on whether or not the UK should leave the EU, Nissan said, “This is a matter for the people of the UK to decide.” It also said, “Our preference as a business is, of course, that the UK stays within Europe – it makes the most sense for jobs, trade and costs.”

(Translated by Greg Scott)