Haas has removed the stag logo used by title sponsor Rich Energy from its car at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Last month Rich Energy lost a court case in London over the logo. The judge ruled the energy drink manufacturer had infringed the copyright of ATB Sales, which had registered a similar logo for its brand Whyte Bikes several years earlier.
“Whilst we own the stag trademarks and registrations worldwide [including] Canada we don’t want any media circus for [the] team whilst we contest [the] baseless case with Whyte Bikes and win,” Rich Energy added.
The team ran an unchanged livery in Monaco, where team principal Guenther Steiner said any decision about a change to the logo would be taken by their sponsor.
“The logo situation for us if we are told that we need to change something, they will tell us. For sure we check that everything is OK but we are doing everything to what they tell us.”
Rich Energy became Haas’s title sponsor at the beginning of the season. The team has also branched out into other areas of motorsport including IndyCar, where it sponsored Jordan King at the Indianapolis 500.
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