Photo credit: Philip Plein
Ferrari has been known to be quite protective of its image, and when designer Philipp Plein posted an image of sneakers on his Ferrari to Instagram, the automaker wasn’t happy to say the least. Ferrari’s lawyer Fabrizio Sanna of Orsingher Ortu Avvocati Associati claims that Plein’s usage of images featuring Ferrari’s prized trademarks associates Ferrari “with a lifestyle [that is] totally inconsistent with [its] brand perception.” Read more for additional pictures and information.
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GOT A LOVE LETTER 💌 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 !!!! I bought my first FERRARI 10 years ago and recently I 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 CEO Louis Carey Camilleri 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 ! 👎 @scuderiaferrari
Does Ferrari have a case against Plein? Well, Carmine Rotondaro, an independent legal adviser to Plein, called the automaker’s accusations “totally baseless.” Plein then responded by saying that this is a fight for our right to post on our private social media accounts whatever we decide (as long as it does not cause any harm to anybody).