Red Carpet for 2002 - What to embroider? Thunderbird not allowed

VolleyballJIM

Well-Known Member
Hi...Found a nice red carpet for my red/red 2002 from Afterthoughts Mats and their #410 red seems to be a good color for the floor mats. PROBLEM: They aren't allowed to embroider Thunderbird (or Ford). Not interested in seeing "my name in lights", but thought 2002 would be OK and wondered if anyone had a better idea for text to embroider. The mats look better embroidered or I'd just leave it off...Any ideas?
 

Mach5

2004 Merlot
There is probably a good looking thunderbird symbol out in the public domain that you could use. Also, I'm not clear that the word "thunderbird" is actually a copyrighted or trademarked word. (Although Ford's specific font and script version maybe copyrighted.) You might want to check with another vendor. . .
 
Hi...Found a nice red carpet for my red/red 2002 from Afterthoughts Mats and their #410 red seems to be a good color for the floor mats. PROBLEM: They aren't allowed to embroider Thunderbird (or Ford). Not interested in seeing "my name in lights", but thought 2002 would be OK and wondered if anyone had a better idea for text to embroider. The mats look better embroidered or I'd just leave it off...Any ideas?
Why not think up a name for your Bird & have that put on the carpet
Or maybe something that represents the Bird like '11th Generation'
Just let your imagination take over & go
 

VolleyballJIM

Well-Known Member
There is probably a good looking thunderbird symbol out in the public domain that you could use. Also, I'm not clear that the word "thunderbird" is actually a copyrighted or trademarked word. (Although Ford's specific font and script version maybe copyrighted.) You might want to check with another vendor. . .
Great idea; I may get it embroidered elsewhere!
 

tbird

Forum Moderator
Staff member
There is probably a good looking thunderbird symbol out in the public domain that you could use. Also, I'm not clear that the word "thunderbird" is actually a copyrighted or trademarked word. (Although Ford's specific font and script version maybe copyrighted.) You might want to check with another vendor. . .
The word is trademarked. See this post- https://forums.fordthunderbirdforum...derbird-trademark-2018-ford-thunderbird.4777/

No legitimate place is going to even want to fool with it because of the risk/liability.
 

Skizix Savage

Mountain Shadow Gray Metallic Over Bright Tan
Hi...Found a nice red carpet for my red/red 2002 from Afterthoughts Mats and their #410 red seems to be a good color for the floor mats. PROBLEM: They aren't allowed to embroider Thunderbird (or Ford). Not interested in seeing "my name in lights", but thought 2002 would be OK and wondered if anyone had a better idea for text to embroider. The mats look better embroidered or I'd just leave it off...Any ideas?
IDEA:
Embroider “Make Orwell Fiction Again!”
 

Icewine

Well-Known Member
View attachment 3104 Just thought I'd say the mats I got from Lloyd Mats came out great (see photo). Wish I could have engraved Thunderbird, but "2002" looks ok...
I’m not usually a big fan of the two-tone interiors, but those mats look really nice in there! A Thunderbird logo would have been nice, but as a retired Ford employee that had occasion to work with trademarks from time to time, I can tell you that Afterthoughts would not want to take on the Blue Oval ... very protective of what is theirs.
 

VolleyballJIM

Well-Known Member
I guess what made it better with this company is that I ordered a different red, but they emailed and said many people weren't happy with the red I ordered (too bright), so they sent me 5 samples! They were right! Pretty good customer service and I used to teach customer service and experience good service "very infrequently"...IMO.
 

Issyro

Active Member
Love the look. I too have a partial red interior and may go with this route. Was their a certain color coded number for the ones u have? That way I don’t have to also go through picking from the different reds. ‘Thanks..
 

VolleyballJIM

Well-Known Member
Love the look. I too have a partial red interior and may go with this route. Was their a certain color coded number for the ones u have? That way I don’t have to also go through picking from the different reds. ‘Thanks..
I cannot recall the number (I think 410) but not sure; You can quote my order "McNamee" but you might just want to have them send the samples as you could possibly like one of the other 5 colors of red they have....
 

Quickdraw

2004 Member of the Year
I'm pretty sure you could legally embroider the word Thunderbird on your mats in a script. Google the word Thunderbird. There are all kinds of Thunderbirds, (airlines, computer software, motorcycles, Indian mythology, etc) and Ford can not restrict the use of the word. Ford can however prevent you from building cars with the Thunderbird name.
 

Gus Gutz

Well-Known Member
I'm pretty sure you could legally embroider the word Thunderbird on your mats in a script. Google the word Thunderbird. There are all kinds of Thunderbirds, (airlines, computer software, motorcycles, Indian mythology, etc) and Ford can not restrict the use of the word. Ford can however prevent you from building cars with the Thunderbird name.
and of course Thunderbird wine.
 
Hi...Found a nice red carpet for my red/red 2002 from Afterthoughts Mats and their #410 red seems to be a good color for the floor mats. PROBLEM: They aren't allowed to embroider Thunderbird (or Ford). Not interested in seeing "my name in lights", but thought 2002 would be OK and wondered if anyone had a better idea for text to embroider. The mats look better embroidered or I'd just leave it off...Any ideas?
How about “My 2002 Tbird”?
 
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