The T-shirt in question, according to the LA Times.

This is a far cry from Altamont Speedway. The Hells Angels, the notorious motorcycle club, have filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com and clothing maker Wildfox over … a T-shirt.

The LA Times reports that the Hells Angels are not pleased about the sale of a T-shirt which says: “My boyfriend’s a Hells Angel.”  On the back of the shirt, a pair of illustrated wings are displayed in the style of the Hells Angels’ logo.

Who knew that the motorcycle club was so brand-conscious?

But, in fact, they are.

“We bring these lawsuits from time to time not just to punish but to educate,” Hells Angels’ attorney Fritz Clapp tells the LA Times. “Somebody thought erroneously that Hells Angels is a generic term.”

I searched Amazon’s Web site far and wide tonight, but I couldn’t locate the T-shirt in question.

Maybe Amazon figured it was better to remove the merchandise than to mess around with some burly Hells Angels’ lawyers.

I did, however, find this T-shirt for sale on Amazon from Wildfox, retailing for $64.

Now, what would John Lennon have to say about that if he were alive today?

[Via the Seattle P-I]

 

Comments

  • Guest

    Some would call Hells Angels a “trademark troll” for doing nowt but file spurious lawsuits.

    Not me, John.

    I respect intellectual property and therefore I commend Amazon for acceding to this request.

  • Guest

    If I were Bezos, I’d settle quickly, if you know what I mean ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/foleymo Micheal Foley

    They’ll be fine if they just change it to Dread Pirate Roberts. ;-)

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