Doric Lease drops Doric trademark

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Doric Lease, the Dublin-based lessor launched on 14 June days before signing a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 20 A380s at the 2013 Paris air show, has dropped the familiar three-pillared column trademark it has shared with the Doric group of aircraft management companies.

Offenbach, Germany-headquartered Doric declined to remark on the change, but confirmed the trademark is no longer in use by Doric Lease – which as of at least 26 July has not been part of the Doric group. Doric Lease has not responded to requests for comment.

Doric group is best known as a widebody asset manager, with a portfolio of 38 aircraft, valued at $7.8 billion, following the delivery of a new Airbus A380 to Emirates Airline on 14 November. Its clients include Singapore Airlines and Emirates - who between them lease 21 A380s from Doric.

At the Paris air show, Doric Lease chief executive Mark Lapidus said engine selection on the 20 A380s it ordered would be made later this year.