Electronic Arts, Inc. v. Textron, Inc., et al
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Case No. 3:2012-cv-00118, Filed on January 6, 2012
This trademark dispute arises out of Electronic Arts popular first-person shooter series, Battlefield. Specifically, EA sought declaratory judgment stating that the game (which uses vehicles modeled after Textron’s AH-1Z, UH-1Y, and V-22 helicopters) did not infringe upon Textron’s trademarks. However, before reaching a trial, the case was dismissed with prejudice in the wake of an out-of-court settlement agreement in early-mid 2013.