In the wake of Aston Martin filing a lawsuit against Henrik Fisker claiming copyright infringement, the two parties have settled their dispute and the Thunderbolt won’t be produced.
The lawsuit against Fisker filed earlier this month claimed that the designer used trademarked design elements in his Project Thunderbolt design, as well as claiming that the car was based on the latest Vanquish.
Aston Martin and Fisker came to an amicable resolution today, with Fisker deciding not to produce the Thunderbolt and the case being dismissed.
Here’s the official joint statement:
On March 26, 2015, Aston Martin filed a lawsuit against Henrik Fisker and other parties alleging various infringements by “Project Thunderbolt” of Aston Martin’s intellectual property rights. The parties are pleased to report that they have been able to swiftly and amicably resolve their differences.
The terms of the resolution are confidential except that the Parties wish to confirm 3 points:
1. Henrik Fisker has decided that “Project Thunderbolt” will not be produced;
2. Aston Martin will withdraw the lawsuit; and
3. In view of some apparent misunderstandings surrounding reports of the case, the Parties wish to expressly confirm that the contentions made by AML were those, and only those, made in the lawsuit. The Parties confirm that that they have amicably resolved those matters, as well as any attendant misunderstandings.
The Parties will not be commenting further.