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Hells Angels Sues Toy Maker Over Trademark

Hells Angels Sues Toy Maker Over Trademark

The infamous motorcycle club Hells Angels filed a lawsuit against Toys “R” Us and yo-yo maker Yomega in California federal court on Wednesday for allegedly infringing the club’s trademarked “death head” logo by manufacturing and selling a series of yo-yos bearing the image. The logo “evokes strong and immediate reactions whenever used,” the complaint states. “The impact of this mark is dramatic, and as a result it has great commercial value. Defendants seek to exploit that value for their own gain.” In addition to raising pressing IP issues, this lawsuit evokes a pretty colorful mental image of the in-house legal department of Hells Angels.

Greg Mantych

Greg Mantych is a second-year law student at Fordham. He is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. When he is not focusing on law school, he spends time watching the St. Louis Cardinals and riding his bike. His preferred bagel is an everything with lox spread, toasted.