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.