Talk:Vehicle registration plates of Europe

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EUR plates[edit]

EUR vehicle registration plate

Can anyone add more information about this kind of EUR plates? Cheers. – Kaihsu 13:57, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

They're Belgian plates for European Commission officials [1][2].--GagHalfrunt 15:49, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Alleged claim of patent violation[edit]

User:Mottram1, who appears to be connected to David and Nansi Mottram who claim to have a UK patent on the EU format registration plate (with the 12 stars and national identification letters) has inserted into the article a claim of their prior art and possession of a UK Patent for the design since 1995. The link they provide appears to be to their own site, which after reading through I am not sure whether they have a case or not - their site shows various patent certificates but not the associated descriptions of what was patented. If they have a case, I would have expected them to have initiated a legal case by now, but I have been unable to locate a reference on Google which does not originate with the Mottrams. Opinions on whether we let this stand here and on linked articles? -- 83.104.44.241 23:33, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

As I've noted in the article, Germany introduced plates with the common design in January 1994 [3]. The Mottrams applied for a registered design in 1995 and it was granted in 1996 [4]. It would therefore appear that the Patent Office was wrong to grant the registered design, at least for the common design without national flag, which was already in use in Germany when the Mottrams made their application. User:Mottram1 has also added the claim to British car number plates and Vehicle registration plate.--GagHalfrunt 12:45, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
This nonsense has no place in an encyclopedia article. The claim clearly has no basis in fact, as the design was in use months before the application was submitted. I have removed it. 143.252.80.100 15:10, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

UK Registration Plate Image[edit]

The image of a UK number plate shows an illegal number plate (the symbol on the left is not permitted). Perhaps the image should be replaced with an example of a legal UK plate, which would be more indicative of the vast majority of number plates found in the UK? Matt-thepie 00:40, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

I've just replaced the image with an example complying with the British standards and in the European format. If anyone has any problem with this, please change it back to the original. Sneyton 18:16, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

I think it's ridiculous and that the UK has such a long description and double image outwardly proclaiming that it is not necessary that the UK have the EU banner when there are other countries where it is also not compulsory, yet they have no large description saying this. Surely if you're going to display the two variations of UK number plates (with and without banner) you should do it for the other countries where it isn't compulsory (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, etc) 86.145.106.177 (talk) 01:34, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Popularity outside the EU[edit]

I have met many people at car shows that are big fans of the euro plates because they think they are "cool", Technically it is illegal but many are able to get fake plates that resemble these in the US. It is very popular with German made cars, VW, BMW and others, I just think it could be mentioned. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.120.182.253 (talk) 15:19, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Slovene number plates[edit]

It´s been a little while since i lived there but from memory the plate in the picture is *not* from nova gorica. there are only a few regional divisions and further subdivisions are indicated by the shield after the region codes. nova gorica itself has a red rose as it´s shield and this one i can´t remember where it´s from whether it´s a little further north or south.Lotsofmagnets (talk) 20:16, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Norway and Iceland are both missing from the list. There are articles about their plates here on Wikipedia, can someone add them to the list? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.197.253.129 (talk) 18:19, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

South Ossetia[edit]

Ping Megyeye. I see you added[5] South Ossetia some time ago, and it was just removed[6] by an IP edit. I'm not really familiar with the South Ossetia situation. Apparently it has disputed political status, a defacto government, and appears to have its own licence plates. I suspect it therefore does belong in this article, but I invite you or anyone else to weigh in on it. For now I'll restore it to the article with an edit summary linking here. Perhaps the IP editor will see it and comment here. Alsee (talk) 18:35, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

merge from Vehicle registration plates of the European Union[edit]

Highly redundant content fork.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 09:00, 19 June 2017 (UTC)