According to the documents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Ford has been trying to secure the Maverick name since December 15, 2016. The company had to prove why it deserved to own the name, and the USPTO finally published the application on April 17, 2018. Of course, we now know that Ford won’t be selling sedans or small cars in the future, so the name will most likely be used for an upcoming SUV. Ford recently previewed its forthcoming SUV lineup, which will be spearheaded by the new Bronco and Explorer. There will also be a new compact off-roader that will act as a Baby Bronco.