Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Sues MTV

Apr 27, 2012  •  Post A Comment

MTV is being sued by the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, which is claiming that the network’s "Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory" infringed on its trademarked skull-with-wings insignia, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. blog.

The insignia, also known as the "Death Head," has been used for more than 50 years. The group is claiming that the MTV show has damaged the design by using it on T-shirts sold to the public.

The group says the insignia "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," according to the suit, the story notes.

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