For some reason I have become enamored lately with Studebakers. I think this fascination started around December when I saw a picture of a 50s era Studebaker Commander and was in awe with the styling of the car. It wasn’t the first time I had seen one it just seem to be the first time that I appreciated the looks of models other than the Hawk.

Anyway it got me looking at The Official Website of the Studebaker Museum and reading this history of the company. Studebaker ceased production at its South Bend, Indiana facility in 1963, the same year as the introduction of the Avanti, and ceased production in its Ontario facility in 1966. I need to do a little more research on the subject. I’d like to know who now owns the Studebaker trademark, if anyone. What happens to a company after it ceases to exist?