John Dillinger’s last stand


john_dillinger_mug_shotElectronic Arts is locked in a trademark dispute with a dead gangster.

The video game developer is asking a federal judge to rule that the “Dillinger Tommy Gun” and “Modern Dillinger” weapons in its games The Godfather and The Godfather II don’t violate intellectual property owned by Dillinger LLC, which claims ownership of the rights to the name of Depression-era gangster John Dillinger (pictured, in a public domain FBI photograph. That’s PUBLIC DOMAIN, in case there was any confusion. Sirs).

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