WB : The examples you've given are primarily car industry related, not F1, so those brand resurrections were made for a different purpose & aren't really comparable.
Spyker's entry into F1 was (as far as I'm aware) the first time that brand had been used in the sport, so it's not really the same as buying the name of a former champion like Lotus or Brabham & using it for your own project.
In this case, there is no real continuity from the original teams, it is simply a cynical marketing exercise.
I'm trying to think of any modern examples of F1 team names being resurrected long after the original name had been dropped, but the only example that springs to mind is Arrows and that was actually the team returning to it's original name after having been branded Footwork for a period.
Either way, even if Litespeed can LEGALLY call their team Lotus, they will never be Lotus in my eyes.
In fact, from here on in, I think I will only refer to them as "Legally Lotus" : I think it has a nice ring to it