Ford Canada hits the brakes on being part of Ford Nation

- November 13th, 2013

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After around four and a half hours, Mayor Rob Ford ran out of Rob Ford bobbleheads to sign on Tuesday.

But that didn’t stop some residents from lining up to meet the mayor and have him sign other items including Rob Ford magnets, a laptop and “Ford Nation” T-shirts. A group of people were in City Hall trying to cash in on the mayor’s appearance by selling the T-shirts to Ford fans.

The shirts featured the Ford Motor Co. logo – a trademark infringement many were quick to point out on social media.

Ford signed the shirts that were put in front of him and didn’t comment on the Ford logo.

The T-shirts prompted a quick reply from Ford Canada via Twitter:

It wasn’t clear who was selling the T-shirts. Before I could interview the sellers, they were kicked out of City Hall by security – you can’t walk into the building and start selling stuff, even “Ford Nation” shirts.

Mayor Rob Ford is expected to be selling Ford Nation T-shirts Wednesday for $20 each to support the United Way.

Those shirts aren’t expected to use the Ford car company logo.

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1 comment

  1. Rod Sheridan says:

    Ford nation continues to demonstrate that they have no respect for the law.

    First it was a billboard with the City of Toronto logo, now it’s another copyright protected coprorate logo.

    I guess they’re a perfect fit for their leader who is too stupid to understand rules and regulations.

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