It's Game Over For 'Call of Duty' TM Case, Law Profs Say

Law360 (July 11, 2019, 4:26 PM EDT) -- Law professors from Harvard and other elite schools are urging a federal judge to toss a trademark lawsuit filed over the appearance of Humvees in "Call of Duty" video games, saying the automaker behind the truck is seeking a "monopoly over reality."

Echoing a motion to end the lawsuit from Activision Blizzard Inc. that called it an "attack on the First Amendment," nine intellectual property law scholars from Harvard Law School and other universities warned that AM General LLC — the company that makes the Humvee — should not be allowed to dictate when the truck appears in creative works....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS