Back in 2017, Activision was sued by AM General, the manufacturer of the Humvee, over its use of the famed military vehicle in the Call of Duty series. AM General complained that Activision doesn’t have a license to use the Humvee in its games, yet it has “reaped billions of dollars in revenues from their wrongful acts and … irreparably harmed AM General by causing significant confusion” among consumers. The company demanded an injunction against Activision’s use of the Humvee, and the usual array of damages, legal fees, and whatever else the court deemed “just and proper.”

The case finally came to an end earlier this week, and as reported by Ars Technica, the court came down squarely on the side of Activision, determining that it has a First Amendment right to use the Humvee trademark in its games.

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