Many fans of the Jurassic Park movies felt that amongst all the dinosaurs, the raptors stole the show from their larger reptile counterparts. What they lacked in size, the “clever girls” made up for in strategy and ferocity.
Many scenes in the quartet of films saw the island inhabitants hearing the roar of a Tyrannosaurus Rex from a mile away. However, the raptors secluded themselves in the rough terrain covered with foliage, attacking their victims least expected it.
Another battle between two powerful forces is brewing. In one corner is a pioneering auto manufacturer. In the other, a famous movie studio and its film franchise known for innovation of its own.
Welcome to Jurassic Park versus Ford Motor Company.
Raptors are best known as 65-million-year-old dinosaurs with razor-sharp claws whose best work seems to be done off-road. The Ford F-150 Raptor is a vehicle that gained prominence for its performance-oriented, off-road capabilities.
Universal Pictures took issue with Ford, claiming that carmaker’s use of the word only creates confusion among children, an important demographic for the studio. According to one report, they are currently looking to trademark “Raptor Squad” for a line of toys depicting the feisty namesake reptile and other Jurassic Park dinosaurs.
Ford also sees a potential misunderstanding over two possible “raptor” products on the market. Kids may believe that the Universal-licensed toys may actually be model Ford vehicle toys. The motor vehicle magnate already released a line of remote-control trucks versions of their multi-year, best-selling vehicle.
The titanic tug-of-war between bigger-than-life giants has yet to be resolved.