Furry Over “Hell’s Angel” Design

26 Apr

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

The Hell’s Angels are bring suit against MTV for a trademark violation.  Their claim, dilution of the “Death Head” mark which has been used by the very popular group for well over 50 years.  MTV has allegedly sold the design on t-shirts based on a reality show “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” which can damage how the public perceives the mark.

“Death Head is a collective membership mark often seen on jackets and tattoos worn by Hell’s Angels associates. The group says it has ‘acquired very widespread public recognition; consequently they evoke strong and immediate reactions whenever used. The impact of these marks is virtually incomparable, and as a result they have great commercial value.'”

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