“Despite outlaw image, Hell’s Angels sue often”

by Walter Olson on November 30, 2013

The case against Dillard’s we noted earlier this month, and the one against Saks a while back, are no outliers: “Just in the past seven years, the Hells Angels have brought more than a dozen cases in federal court, alleging infringement on apparel, jewelry, posters and yo-yos.” [New York Times]

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1 Canvasback 11.30.13 at 11:48 pm

Yo-Yos. That’s funny. I’ve never understood the motorcycle gang theme. A bunch of guys wearing matching leather jackets in a big, noisy parade sounds a little homo-erotic to me. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just don’t get it.
This may just be another cat-fight. I see they’ve sued the dress maker Alexander McQueen, complaining that their products are “confusingly similar.” And, according to the complaint, a HA member might be confused by an Alexander McQueen Four Finger ring and attack the wearer.
We have a HA club where I live and they haven’t done much, except help get a “tough-on-crime” D.A. elected who’s as dumb as a box of rocks.

2 Bill Poser 12.01.13 at 7:02 pm

I remember reading a newspaper article in California in the late 1980s about problems with groups of motorcycle riders who rode a certain route in the Santa Cruz mountains on weekends. The reporter asked a state police officer whether the Hells Angels were part of the problem and he responded to the effect of: “Oh, no! They’re good family men, salt of the earth.”

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