Hells Angels Accuse Amazon.com of Being the Outlaw

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If you're wearing a t-shirt that says, "My Boyfriend's a Hells Angel", your significant other is probably not a member in good standing of the Oakland club.

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation  -- who knew? -- has sued Amazon, an Emeryville store called Nasty Girl, and other defendants, for profiting off the sale of such a t-shirt, claiming copyright theft.


The Hells Angels, it so happens, aren't merely outlaw bikers with members suspected in an El Cajon kidnapping/beating. They're also controllers of a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation organized under the laws of California, which administer the motorcycle club's winged skull trademark.

The shirt, designed by the Los Angeles fashion house WildFox with the "boyfriend" text on the front of tiny wings, didn't feature the skull. But it was close enough to outrage the Angels. Despite being a powerful global corporation, with a market capitalization of nearly $100 billion, that's not something Amazon probably should be doing.

The Angels asked a San Francisco federal judge to award them three times whatever profits earned off the t-shirt's sale.

We've sent a copy of the lawsuit to an Amazon spokesman requesting comment, and will update you when we hear back.

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Gene mills
Gene mills

support 81 all the way!! you all talk tough , how tough are you when you come face to face, support or SHUT UP !!

Guest
Guest

Mike Yevtuck said;USA hells angels are my bitches and Hoes Any USA Hells angels or any chapter of USA hells angels that think they are tough enough to fight me do it or shut the fuck Up' I am tired of USA hells angels and or the men that date USA hells angels libeling me because I have been beating you freaks up for almost 4 decades. Get over it freaks stop what seems to me your hells angels tradition of harming and murdering women and children all over the USA and I will allow you freaks to act tough as long as your not harming anyone . You chicken headed beak bobbing filthy fowl fcked in the face hells angels freaks have got to learn to stop with the libel.     

Guest
Guest

Mike Yevtuck said;USA hells angels are my bitches and Hoes Any USA Hells angels or any chapter of USA hells angels that think they are tough enough to fight me do it or shut the fuck Up' I am tired of USA hells angels and or the men that date USA hells angels libeling me because I have been beating you freaks up for almost 4 decades. Get over it freaks stop what seems to me your hells angels tradition of harming and murdering women and children all over the USA and I will allow you freaks to act tough as long as your not harming anyone . You chicken headed beak bobbing filthy fowl fcked in the face hells angels freaks have got to learn to stop with the libel.     

Editor
Editor

It's Nasty Gal not Nasty Girl

T D_36
T D_36

Personal If I were authorities I would be keeping a close eye on all the females that are seen wearing this peace of clothing or any immulation of it and not to mention would check in on their children, for these females are probably trying to use this type of attire to intimidate those that would pose as a threat to expose their wake of terror.Also if I were the federal burreau of investigations, customs and the IRS, I would be looking into the dealings of this company!And the hells angels need to keep vigilant on this, for there are and sure to be, will try to use this type of attire to capitalize on the name and its conotations for the purpose of criminal activity!

Jackaloperancher
Jackaloperancher

@TD 36:

WTF are you smoking, snorting or popping? Criminal activities tied to a piece of poorly-designed "pop art" clothing? Mental Midget, Please! Quit watching Gang Land and Sons of Malarkey.

SokNoo
SokNoo

LOL, OK thats pretty funny when you think about it, dont they have rival club members to beat up or something? Seriously.

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MIKE YEVTUCK
MIKE YEVTUCK

the hells angels are just a bunch of guys who like to ride motorcycles and have a good time. quote from 72 yr old hells angels cult leader sonny barger. i never thought freedom was cheap, sonny barger 1985. they are a motorcycle cult not a gang or a club. sonny barger is the cult leader. he brainwashes them into following his every command. just like charlie manson did to his followers. MC = MOTORCYCLE CULT

Thomas Wheeler56
Thomas Wheeler56

 Who the hell do you think your talking about he is a man before his time and bikers are family. Go get in your car and leave us the hell alone. My pop was a biker from LA chapter in the 60s and 70s died in 2001 so get on a nice iron head and ride then come back and have something to say.

Guest
Guest

Only a coward like a USA hells angels  or a man that dates hells angelswould use my name to make sick comments. 

I have been beating up and slapping around USA hells angels so long this is probably the only thing the freaking cowards could think of to try to get even.

pathetic.

I guess Hells angels world wide have notced what kind of cowards and cop calling freaks are members of the USA hells angels that could explain why No real Hells angels bikers from around the world showed up at the hells angels world run 2011 in Loconia

LOL world run turned in to a freak show no bikers just USA hells angels and men that support and date USa hells angels.

Hells angels in the USA are quitting fast . I guess they can no longer hide behind their fake tough rep.

Guest
Guest

Mike Yevtuck said;USA hells angels are my bitches and Hoes Any USA Hells angels or any chapter of USA hells angels that think they are tough enough to fight me do it or shut the fuck Up' I am tired of USA hells angels and or the men that date USA hells angels libeling me because I have been beating you freaks up for almost 4 decades. Get over it freaks stop what seems to me your hells angels tradition of harming and murdering women and children all over the USA and I will allow you freaks to act tough as long as your not harming anyone . You chicken headed beak bobbing filthy fowl fcked in the face hells angels freaks have got to learn to stop with the libel.

Guest
Guest

Mike Yevtuck is the God of the USA hells angelsUSA Hells angels are out of shape pathetic cowards.I guess that  could enplain why some punk is using my name to make comments.I beat up and pisss all over USA hells angels every chance I get and I guess this is how the punks get even

TigerKat
TigerKat

Yes but, does Sonny have a gal/girlfriend?

Petedeal
Petedeal

go crawl under a rock u dumbass nobody wants to hear anything u have to say

Derv
Derv

Just a bunch of guys who like to ride motorcycles???? HAH! It's a well-organized bunch of ruffians who are financed by organized crime...and worse.

Underwood
Underwood

A cult is defined as a group of people with similar interestes basically, so...yeah it's a cult. So is any organised religion and Oprah's book club. The Angels are a bit more organised and complicated than you think.

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