Finally. The name battle between Proton subsidiary Group Lotus and Tony Fernandes’ Team Lotus will be settled after a long wrangle. The British High Court decision on the Lotus naming row will be revealed Friday afternoon (UK time) by Justice Peter Smith in London, as announced by the High Court of Justice Chancery Division.

The case was first heard back in March, but Judge Smith has spent the past months deliberating on his verdict, besides taking a break during the Easter holidays. The Group Lotus PLC & anr v 1Malaysia Racing Team SDN BHD & ors Pt Hd case verdict will rule whether Team Lotus will be allowed to use the Lotus name in Formula 1, and also whether the team (then called Lotus Racing) was in breach of the original licensing deal it had with carmaker Lotus.

While the case was in court, Team Lotus went out to purchase Caterham, the maker of the iconic Seven, which started life as a Lotus. Considered by many as a “back up plan” should Tony and friends lose in the court case, they’ve even found a potential title sponsor and registered domain names for the rebranded team. Read all about that here and here.