BREA, Calif., June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, announces today that it has filed over 130 patents in 24 countries in support of the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover program.
The 130-plus patent applications filed by Mullen are related to the design and styling of the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, covering the FIVE’s exterior and interior design. They include areas such as vehicle bodywork, headlights/taillights, doors, mirrors, rims, headliners, seats and steering. Below is a summarization of those pending patent applications and issued patents. The full list of patent details can be found here.
These 130-plus patent applications include the following:
- 19 U.S. design patent filings (19 distinct designs), each of which is pending and awaiting examination.
- 117 international design patent filings (seven distinct designs throughout 17 distinct jurisdictions).
Of these 117 international design patent filings, 30 design patents have already been granted as:
- 7 design patents in Argentina.
- 7 design patents in Australia.
- 7 design patents in Bahrain.
- 2 design patents in China.
- 7 design patents in New Zealand.
Of the remaining 87 international design patent filings:
- 6 design patent applications have been indicated as allowable in Russia.
- 4 design patent applications have been indicated as allowable in the UAE.
- 77 design patent applications remain pending examination throughout The Hague, Algeria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Panama, Russia, Thailand and the UAE.
“We fully intend to make the Mullen FIVE available around the world, and these patents, including filings in 24 international countries, show our intended commitment to do so,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive.
Mullen recently announced the “Strikingly Different” U.S. Test Drive Tour for the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, covering 19 cities across the U.S. The tour will begin this fall in Southern California and work its way throughout the U.S. Further details can be found here, or place your Mullen FIVE reservation here.
Mullen is a Southern California-based automotive company that owns and partners with several synergistic businesses working toward the unified goal of creating clean and scalable energy solutions. Mullen has evolved over the past decade in sync with consumers and technology trends. Today, the Company is working diligently to provide exciting EV options built entirely in the United States and made to fit perfectly into the American consumer’s life. Mullen strives to make EVs more accessible than ever by building an end-to-end ecosystem that takes care of all aspects of EV ownership.
Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Words such as “continue,” “will,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “expect,” “expected,” “plans,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of Mullen and are difficult to predict. Examples of such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited, to whether some or all of the patents applied for will be approved and issued and whether the Company will succeed in making the Mullen FIVE available worldwide. Additional examples of such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, (i) Mullen’s ability (or inability) to obtain additional financing in sufficient amounts or on acceptable terms when needed; (ii) Mullen’s ability to maintain existing, and secure additional, contracts with manufacturers, parts and other service providers relating to its business; (iii) Mullen’s ability to successfully expand in existing markets and enter new markets; (iv) Mullen’s ability to successfully manage and integrate any acquisitions of businesses, solutions or technologies; (v) unanticipated operating costs, transaction costs and actual or contingent liabilities; (vi) the ability to attract and retain qualified employees and key personnel; (vii) adverse effects of increased competition on Mullen’s business; (viii) changes in government licensing and regulation that may adversely affect Mullen’s business; (ix) the risk that changes in consumer behavior could adversely affect Mullen’s business; (x) Mullen’s ability to protect its intellectual property; and (xi) local, industry and general business and economic conditions. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements can be found in the most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed by Mullen with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mullen anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its plans, intentions and expectations to change. Mullen assumes no obligation, and it specifically disclaims any intention or obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and should not be relied upon as representing Mullen’s plans and expectations as of any subsequent date.
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