Iran Beats Helicopter Trade Dress Case, $23M Bell Award

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a case claiming the government of Iran infringed Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.'s trade dress, a day after finding Iran was immune from the claims as a sovereign nation and nixing a $22.5 million award to Bell.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed the infringement case and a default judgment entered against Iran in 2009, after the country failed to respond to the suit, finding that it was protected by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. The 2009 judgment, which...
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