Volkswagen wins lawsuit over who designed the Beetle

As first reported by Automotive News, a German court presented its ruling in favor of Volkswagen on a lawsuit regarding the original designer and copyright holder of the Volkswagen Beetle design. The court’s statement tells us that the lawsuit was brought by the daughter of late car designer Erwin Komenda, who worked for Ferdinand Porsche in the 1930s. She alleged that the Beetle design was her father’s, and so Volkswagen owed her family money on sales of the Beetles after 2014. Earlier models were subject to the statute of limitations…