Musk has filed legal docs to develop a Tesla-brand tequila. This started as an April Fools joke … where he tweeted Tesla had gone bankrupt and “Elon was found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by Teslaquilla bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks.”
Well it appears it wasn’t a joke, because Elon filed docs saying his company intended to manufacture the booze, ID’ing it as “distilled agave liquor.”
He even tweeted the mock up of the bottle, adding, “Teslaquila coming soon.”
The reason this is no joke … filing trademark applications with the federal governments must legally be done in good faith. The Feds don’t appreciate practical jokes … and there can be legal consequences.
Wikipedia Says ABOUT
Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ˈiːlɒn/; born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate and investor. He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People. As of August 2018,[update] he has a net worth of $19.8 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 46th-richest person in the world.
Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen’s University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received an economics degree from the Wharton School and a degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He began a Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995 but dropped out after two days to pursue an entrepreneurial career. He subsequently co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $340 million in 1999. Musk then founded X.com, an online bank. It merged with Confinity in 2000 and later that year became PayPal, which was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002.
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