A morning like any other. We start our laptops, check our mails, check the logs, the coffee machine brews the water. Nothing unexpected seems to disturb the routine of every day, but then, after a two clicks in the search engine, a string of letters is listed that doesn't seem natural at all: We Share - VW enters the car sharing market. Disbelieving and disturbed we look at the screen, a few seconds pass. Again we click on Search in the belief that this can only be an anomaly in the system. No, again the same text appears: VW - We Share - Carsharing
Dear VW Team,
With astonishment we came across your initiative with «We Share» on the net and want to present ourselves, as far as not yet known.
We are the team of WeeShare, a car sharing app that allows users worldwide to share cars in a comfortable way. You can find us under different search words in the net, for example also under «We Share». We have been on the market with our product since 2012 and have been made aware of your newest product by various users because the choice of name «We Share» is very confusing.
We communicate on different channels about the sharing scene and we will also report on this story. Before we do this, however, we have decided to get a statement from you.
We would be very grateful for a quick answer on how this choice of name came about and what your ideas are on how we can make this situation as constructive as possible. Please also consider that your customers will also land end up on our product while searching for «We Share» in the future.
With kind regards
Dear VW Team,
We informed you about our product WeeShare and the name conflict with your project a week ago.
We have not received any feedback from you yet. As we have already mentioned, we will report on the facts. You can already see the unpublished blog entry today: https://www.weeshare.com/de/blog/we-share-vw-kopiert-weeshare
If we still do not receive any feedback from you, we will publish this blog and issue a press release on it. If we are not allowed to use the used pictures or wording from your point of view, you are welcome to contact us, otherwise we will take this as confirmation.
We still hope that you will contact us to discuss the situation proactively.