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Chuck Yeager Says Airbus Using ‘Sleight Of Hand’ To Nix Suit

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Chuck Yeager Says Airbus Using ‘Sleight Of Hand’ To Nix Suit

Law360 (March 2, 2020, 11:10 PM EST) — Renowned pilot Chuck Yeager has slammed attempts by aerospace giant Airbus to dismiss his trademark infringement suit, telling a California federal court they are “an act of corporate sleight of hand and deception.”

On Friday, Yeager blasted Airbus’ January attempt to toss his suit, which accuses the company of using his name, identity, likeness and federally registered trademarks without permission in promotional material. Airbus had argued that Yeager didn’t properly allege claims against it, pointing out that his complaint references only “Airbus” as a collective, rather than specifying its relevant corporate entities — Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Airbus Defense and Space Inc.

“This is…

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