Munro forced to defend its designs as Bollinger goes to court


Scottish electric vehicle start-up, Munro and its designer are being sued by US automaker Bollinger over design patent infringement 

Scotland has its first automaker for over forty years in the form of Munro Vehicles. Revealed in December 2022, the Munro Mk_1 is an all-electric utilitarian 4x4 designed to be cost-effective to build and maintain while being practical and capable for customers. 

At the time of its reveal, some compared it to the original Land Rover Defender or Hummer and also to the Bollinger B1 and B2. This included Bollinger and on 31 January 2023 the company filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against Munro and its designer, Ross Compton.

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