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Hell's Angels Go To Court
Posted: October 27th, 2010
By: Anna Gaysynsky
Category: The News Beat
Hell’s Angels are having legal problems, the Financial TImes reports, but not the kind you might expect for a notorious motorcycle gang. They are actually suing a high-end fashion line, Alexander McQueen, for using their “winged death’s head” symbol in various jewelry and clothing items. Hell’s Angels claim to have been using the symbol since 1948 and to have a patent on it that protects it from use by other groups. This is not the first time the motorcycle club has taken legal action over the use of its name and symbol: in 2006 they filed a lawsuit against the Disney film Wild Hogs, over concerns that that Disney was planning to use the trademark protected images in the film.
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