Bodum USA, Inc. (“Bodum”) pro‐ duces and sells what design magazines and art museums have recognized as an iconically designed houseware product—the Chambord French press coffeemaker. Bodum sued A Top New Casting, Inc. (“A Top”) for selling a French press that Bodum claimed infringes on its unregistered trade dress in the Chambord. After a five‐day trial, a jury returned a verdict in favor of Bodum, finding that A Top had willfully in‐ fringed on Bodum’s trade dress in the Chambord and awarding Bodum $2 million in damages. The district court denied A Top’s post‐trial motion for judgment as a matter of law, in which A Top argued that Bodum failed to prove the Cham‐ bord design was nonfunctional. A Top also moved for a new trial because the court excluded evidence of various utility pa‐ tents covering French press coffeemakers; the district court denied this motion as well. We affirm.
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