Audi sues Chinese EV maker Nio over trademark rights

Volkswagen owned Audi has filed a lawsuit in a Munich court against Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio.

Audi alleges that Nio infringed its trademark rights, per German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Audi allege that Nio’s decision to name two of its models ES6 infringes Audi’s trademark for its own model designations S6 and S8.

Nio started sales in Norway with the ES8 model but has said it plans to launch in Germany with the ET7 electric sedan.