Bugatti Trademarks 16C Galibier Sedan

Volkswagen Group has submitted a trademark application for the design Bugatti 16C Galibier concept, as reported by

The application was submitted to the World Intelectual Property Organization (WIPO), which offers acces to patent and trademark design in 184 countries among which China is included.

The trademark was applied for the concept, so there is no new info available about the car. However, the simple fact that the application has been submitted might be another step to the Galibier’s production.

The concept was revealed last September, just before the Frankfurt Motor Show and was described by Bugatti CEO Franz-Josef Paefegen as  "the most exclusive, elegant and most powerful sedan in the world."

It is powered by a 16-cylinder, 8 liter engine with two-stage supercharging. The unit features flex-fluel technology so it can optionally be run on Ethanol. The powered delivery is obviously being done through a 4-wheel drive system and the whole vehicle can be deprived of its speed via a set of ceramic brakes.

In the last few years, different trademark organizations have served as a sneak preview tool for the new age media, one of the examples of a car being revealed prior its official release being the current Renault Megane Coupe. Unfortunately, this time the WIPO can only be a source for production rumours.

Now that most manufacturers are probably aware of this leaking pathway and it is almost certain that they have developed ways to tackle it, we can’t help but ask ourselves if it would have been better if this trick had been discovered earlier by automotive journalists.
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