The German fashion designer named Philipp Plein. Now Ferrari is anger at him for using his green 812 Superfast as a prop to promote his new pair of green kicks- sneakers. A legal notice from Ferrari has been sent to Philipp Plein for the unwarranted use of the Ferrari in his photographs – his Instagram post (below image)
Philipp Plein is the owner of a green Ferrari 812 Superfast, posted a picture with the car which drew the company’s attention. Philipp received an official letter from Ferrari’s lawyer’s states
“Ferrari’s trademarks and model cars are associated in your pictures with a lifestyle totally inconsistent with Ferrari’s brand perception, in connection with performers making sexual innuendos and using Ferrari cars as props in a manner which is per se distasteful”.
The Ferrari gave fashion designer of 48 hours to take down all Instagram posts and related posts.
Philipp Plein is yet to act on this.
TODAY FROM THE LAWYERS OF FERRARI 🏎 asking me to delete the picture OF MY PERSONAL CAR WITH MY PERSONAL SHOES 👟 ON IT !!!. I can’t even put in words how disappointed and disgusted I am about this unfair and totally inappropriate claim against me personally.. Obviously I love cars and ESPECIALLY FERRARI !!!. So I bought my first FERRARI 10 years ago. he further added he recently bought a Ferrari for my mother as her birthday gift!!.
I think it is absolutely ridiculous as a good client to receive such a letter from a company like FERRARI !! This message goes out to the Louis Carey Camilleri – CEO of FERRARI !!
If you want to continue treating your loyal clients with such letters from your lawyers you will lose the support from many FERRARI FANS!
further, he posted
“Louis C. Camilleri ( CEO of FERRARI ) should think twice before he let his lawyers send a letter like this to a valuable customer. who bought 4 brand new Ferraris in the last 10 years!!! I am still speechless about the unprofessional behavior of the company towards me. This is a clear BLACKMAIL!!!! and he further added that he will not remove the pictures and I will start legal action against the company Ferrari for this unprofessional behavior! I expect an official APOLOGY from MR. Louis C. Camilleri!”
Plein has been seen posing with the Ferrari as well as other luxurious brands including Rolls Royce and Lamborghini.