The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club filed a lawsuit on Monday alleging that fashion house Alexander McQueen misappropriated the group’s trademarked skull-with-wings motif.
The lawsuit focuses on a “Hell’s Knuckle Duster” brass knuckles-style ring that supposedly incorporates the group’s logo, a clutch that uses that ring as a clasp, a dress, and a scarf.
The Angels’ attorney Fritz Clapp told the Financial Times that the club’s primary concern was “getting them out of the market, since they represent membership insignia, and anyone wearing them would be considered an imposter by club members”.
Also named in the lawsuit are Saks and Zappos, for selling the merchandise. The Angels’ last high-profile lawsuit was against the 2006 Disney movie Wild Hogs.
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