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Kosher
10-12-2012, 04:00 PM
http://www.businessinsider.com/hells-angels-are-suing-toys-r-us-2012-10

Hells Angels really seems to be more of a gang of litigators than a motorcycle gang nowadays.The infamous criminal organization, as the Justice Department has labeled it, is suing Toys "R" Us and yo-yo maker Yomega for allegedly infringing its "death head" trademark (http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/386084/toys-r-us-yo-yo-co-trodding-on-marks-hells-angels-say), Law360 reports.
The suit claims Toys "R" Us is selling a yo-yo bearing the Angels' Death Head symbol, which has gained widespread recognition, according to Law360.
It isn't the first time the Hells Angels have sued for trademark infringement either. Here are some of the rest:
Alexander McQueen, along with Saks Fifth Avenue, and Zappos (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/zappos), for allegedly selling items that used the Hells Angels' name and Death Head mark (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/2010/10/hells-angels-file-trademark-suit-against-alexander-mcqueen.html).
Disney (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/disney) for allegedly infringing the gang's trademark (http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/09/news/funny/hells_angels/) in the movie "Wild Hogs," which is a comedy about middle-age bikers.
Marvel Comics (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/marvel-comics) for publishing a comic book, featuring a character called Hell's Angel (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=336&dat=19921003&id=RlVTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=24QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5228,818773)

Gas Man
10-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Hey... that can be easy money for the club.

Gas Man
10-12-2012, 10:20 PM
Here's a pic of it

http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-12231644reg.jpg

Kosher
10-12-2012, 10:37 PM
Here's a pic of it

http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-12231644reg.jpg

Looks to me like they have a good case for it being a dead on copy.

Gas Man
10-12-2012, 11:30 PM
Looks to me like they have a good case for it being a dead on copy.


I agree... good for them I guess.

Nobody
10-13-2012, 04:00 AM
I'll be damned, trade mark law being used for something other than strong arming small developers to kill competition.....