FCA’s puzzling trademark spree includes Apache and Orange Peelz | AutoBlog

Published 3/12/2020 on AutoBlog by Jonathan Ramsey

Here’s one for the Mystery Machine. As noted by the WagoneerFans forum and picked up by Motor1Fiat Chrysler recently went on a one-day trademark application spree at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. On March 6, the automaker applied for the names ApacheFaroutOrange PeelzShockerTomahawk, and Top Dog. All have been requested for “Land vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles,” and the best guess so far has them being applied to concepts during next month’s Easter Jeep Safari, which, assuming it goes ahead, will happen April 4-20. As for historical ties, one name has a connection to Dodge, another was a codename for a Dodge engine, and one was used on a previous Easter Jeep Safari concept.