Judge Nixes EA's Bid To Gun Down Textron's Chopper IP Claims

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday nixed Electronic Arts Inc.'s bid to toss allegations that the video game maker's use of Bell Helicopter vehicles in a military combat game had infringed trademarks owned by Textron Inc.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup denied EA's motion to dismiss Textron's trademark infringement counterclaims over "Battlefield 3," a game that seeks to depict combat authentically and includes more than two dozen military vehicles such as the Bell-made AH-1Z, UH-1Y and V-22 helicopters. The judge said that EA's bid really amounted...
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