On June 30, 2023, the Indian Patent Office made an intriguing revelation by publishing SAIC GM WULING's design patent application for a car that closely resembles a tiny SUV. SAIC GM Wuling Automobile (SGMW) is a prominent joint venture between SAIC Motor, General Motors, and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co Ltd, operating from its headquarters in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. With a significant presence in the automotive landscape of southwestern China.
SGMW's newly published design patent seems to exhibits appearance similarities with recently launched Baojun Yep a Tiny Electric SUV Car. However, at moment it is not clear that this design patent appears to protect recently launched Baojun Yep or sought protection of different model. This publication raises curiosity regarding their potential entry into the Indian market either independently or through a license agreement with other manufacturers, as well as the level of protection they seek for their inventive creation.
Design Patent Details:
Design Number: 382478-001
Filing Date: March 29, 2023
Article Name: Motor Vehicle
Class: 12-08-Motor Cars, Buses and Lorries
Journal Number: 26/2023
Journal Date: June 30, 2023
At moment it is unclear that the potential arrival of SAIC GM WULING in the Indian market or whether the filing is primarily for safeguarding their invention. Remember that not all patented inventions inevitably attain commercial success, and this patent application is no exception to this fact.
SAIC GM WULING's design patent application for a car published by the Indian Patent Office sparks curiosity about their intentions in the Indian market and the level of protection they seek for their innovative invention. Stay tuned for further updates on SAIC GM WULING 's potential entry into the Indian automotive landscape and the impact it may have on the industry.