Okay, so there's not actually a cease and desist notice involved, but another storm is brewing and seems to have been for some time. Group Lotus (hereafter referred to Proton) has taken issue with Lotus Racing (hereafter known as Fernandes) using the Lotus name, and have revoked permission for them to use it in 2011. Moreover, they will attempt to stop Fernandes from using the Team Lotus name they purchased from David Hunt. Full story here: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87038 This is odd. There is no apparent motivation for Proton to raise this issue. One would assume that if it was such a big deal, they'd have done it twelve months ago. But with Tony Fernandes spinning his team off into GP2 and GP2 Asia in the form of Team Air Asia, Proton have worked a deal with ART Grand Prix to sponsor them, much as they to do Takuma Sato and KV Racing Technology in Indycar, to be known as Lotus ART. My suspicion in all of this is that Proton have realised there is still a place for the Lotus name in Formula 1, and want to use it for themselves by forcing Fernandes to stop running it. They will then look to join the 2011 (or, more likely, the 2012) grid as Lotus ART Grand Prix. Discuss.