Hells Angels Sue Toys 'R' Us, and It's All About Yo-Yos

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Fritz Clapp
The yo-yo in question, as included in the lawsuit.
The Hells Angels seem like the kind of guys who would be absolutely allergic to anyone wearing a suit -- unless their somewhat infamous lawyer Fritz Clapp wears a suit.

Clapp and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club have teamed up for the badass biker move of the week, which involves filing a lawsuit against a yo-yo maker and Toys 'R' Us because they believe there's a yo-yo being sold that uses a Hells Angels logo.

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According to Hells Angels lore, Cave Creek's own Sonny Barger -- who was first pissed off about people wearing fake Hells Angels patches -- went to Clapp in the early 90s after he figured he couldn't beat up corporations that infringed on their trademarks.

Since then, they have sued a lot of corporations, and Yomega yo-yos and Toys 'R' Us are just the latest.

In this case, the club accuses the companies of ripping off its "death head" logo, which is essentially a skull with wings. Sure enough, the Hells Angels have trademarks on several versions of the logo.

The lawsuit claims the logo in question has a logo that's "confusingly similar" to the "death head," and says that neither company responded to cease-and-desist letters.

According to an exhibit attached to the lawsuit, Yomega's "Raider" yo-yo has a price tag of $14.99, at least at the Toys 'R' Us in Roseville, California.

You can see the yo-yo and the Hells Angels' trademarked logos that Clapp attached to the lawsuit below:

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thepub199
thepub199

That looks to me like they should be paid for every Yo Yo sold in stores. I think they should sell them on their web site....They are being robbed

mitchellflint
mitchellflint

Law enforcement (LE) has long perpetuated the outlaw motorcycle gang (OMG) myth, which is another false flag fraud, designed  to (a) destroy individual liberties and (b) garner revenue. LE organizations have discovered that in creating gangs (the Outlawing of Amerika) they gain access to federal funds to "protect" the populace from from "gang" threats. Honestly: When have OMGs been a threat to Joe citizen? Right. Never!  Many LEOs in good faith follow orders and harass motorcyclists suspected of being associates and members of OMGs because of the access to dollars to do so, and even fabricate crimes to justify their behavior. Unfortunately, we all suffer as individual liberties are sacrificed in the chase of the almighty dollar.

nojailforyou1
nojailforyou1

Hell yeah, Sonny go get 'em.  Isn't it more fun beating them legally?  I know you love it.  Maybe they will learn you have to earn that design.

 

AZHighways
AZHighways

So much for all the BS talk about them being low life criminals while the Suits commit more crimes.  Kudos to H.A. for keeping it real all these years & having the brains to get legal muscle on their behalf.  Everyone who knows the Biker culture either respects these guys or play copy cat as they talk $hit ---- amazing they never sucked up & stood up for Vets when it was unpopular (60's) - and Barger doing the time to fight the unjust RICO charges in Cali - then writing a better book than the Poser DEA or whatever he was guy that tried to capitalize on his imaginary infiltration of the H.A. --- oh ---- and the LE's who posed as H.A. to do some bust deal.....WTF?  Really?  Have they no pride?

AZHighways
AZHighways

I thought of you Guys today when I walked into Macy's & Dillard's because they have a fashion line that came straight from the Bikers.....how strange is that?  Cut Aways with patches....even Ralph Lauren has a vest now with a wheel & wings.  Yay H.A. for trade marking cool.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 Just remember the HELLS ANGELS MC ARE HEADLINERS BABY AND ARE BAD TO THE BONE AND THEY ARE NATIONWIDE AND WORLDWIDE AND ALWAYS WILL BE, if they were not and they were boring why would you all read this story or care to comment on it?

mmmirele
mmmirele

I'm thinking this is just going to turn into another of those long-ass HA threads full of OMG! and F*** You! *pops popcorn*

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

Where is Marcy? she hates the HAMC.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

this story is over 3 weeks old why is the very unhip  phx new times just now reporting it?

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

Im glad in 2012 the very unhip Matthew Hendley and behind the times Phx new times mag finally caught on about the HAMC trademark thing. local Cave Creek Arizona Hells Angel Sonny Barger had the Hells Angels MC name and Death Head Trademarked way back in 1965. when people use the HA trademark with out the permission of the club they the HAMC sue $ and sue turns into free cash$ for the HAMC so who is so dumb now? this is a trademark crime being done by company's trying to rip off the HAMC. who are the real criminals now? this has happen a few times in the last few years. the HAMC is making free cash off of these criminal company's that want to rip them off. this is just another legal way for the HAMC to make easy money without breaking the law. the HAMC trademark attorney is Fritz Clapp he will be the lawyer you will be hearing from if you try to rip off the HELLS ANGELS MC and Fritz always wins his case there for making the HAMC more rich $ without breaking any laws or arms and legs. and its all done all nice and legal.

ballzcowboy
ballzcowboy

They must have run out of women to beat and dogs to kick. Bunch of low life dig bags no matter what else. Always have been, always will be.

1wayfaringpilgrim
1wayfaringpilgrim

How appropriate . . . the Hell's Angels suing over a child's toy, and a yo-yo no less!

TruConserv
TruConserv

I don't think there would be much of a market for a yo-yo that couldn't shoot straight. 

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @AZHighways  Dont forget all the police cop pig  wannabee motorcycle clubs  like the iron order mc and wild pigs mc etc who wear leather vest with bike club names and patches on back who try to look like and imitate the HA 1%er look. if the HAs are so bad why to straight law abiding cop yuppies want to look just like them?

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @AZHighways  in reality most HAs dont wear alot of leather other than a leather vest or cut or a levi jean vest. RUBs rich urban bikers playing weekend tough guy biker bad ass wannabees wear all that faggy leather shit not real 1%ers. dont get the two mixed up. rubs and 1%er sare from 2 different planets the only thing they have in common is they both ride motorcycles.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @mmmirele  I know you think I crawled out from under a rock but then where is your story?  IF YOU GOTTA BETTER ONE LETS HEAR IT PAL.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @mmmirele  Thats not gonna happen those days are long gone because mike yevteck is dead. mike yevtuck was the worlds biggest Hells Angels hater but he died recently  from a brain hemorrhage from a kick to his head during a boxing match in new jersey..

marcy
marcy

 @DOOLEY I don't hate the HAMC but I do loath the members.

marcy
marcy

 @DOOLEY ... and if things are a little slow on the legal front there is still good steady money cooking cranking and having your old ladies turn tricks.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @ballzcowboy  Sheriff Joes jail guards beat more people daily than any HAMC does. more school teachers are sexually molesting students than any HAMC does. more cops are drug addicts, wife beaters and drug dealers , thieves and chomos than any HAMC is. if HAMC members were as bad as you say why are they only in the news about 1 to twice a year for doing nothing? but every clean cut straight square non biker person breaks 99%  of the laws you see on nightly news at 5pm? this crime news here is about  non biker yuppies trying to rip off the HAMC. the HAMC did not break any laws in this story. your type did.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @1wayfaringpilgrim  A few months ago  the HAMC sued over a HAMC Death Head  Pendant / Necklace being sold for $1500+ dollars from a fancy jewelery house in New York City. yes HAMC trademark lawyer Fritz Clapp won the case that time to. that means more free cash for the HAMC  without doing a crime. before you know it the HAMC will be more rich and famous than they already are from biker movies and suing people and company's who try to rip them off. why work and commit crimes if you dont have to?

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @TruConserv The Hells Angels MC ride their bikes better than they shoot. riding at 90 to 110mph in a pack 18 inches apart wheel to wheel aint something every punk on a bike can do. try it and see if your man enough.

AZHighways
AZHighways

 @DOOLEY The RUBS do it to cut loose, I know many of them who enjoy being Professionals at their chosen fields  but are too aware of the judgements cast that would cost them the Careers they worked hard to achieve. Riding is a great freedom that calms the mind & invigorates the soul.  LE's probably have a need to just cut loose too, or the ego maniac ones do it just to prove they can I would suspect. Meanwhile, the H.A.'s have no apology for being a "men's club" and no need to be Politically Correct.  They are not cookie cutter type people nor do they want to be which is what 1 percent originally meant & not what LE and sometimes Media use to prove their case of these guys being low life.  The ones I've met are hard working Men loyal to their Brothers and families/friends.  Yet as a kid - I would have been terrified to speak to one because of the movies about Bikers during those days.  Anyway - that's my common sense opinion.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  The Bible says love the sinner not the sin so why loath or hate anyone? hate is bad karma and its not good for the soul or spirit. and how can you loath the members but not loath the HAMC? its all made of the same thing. HAMC is made up members. Marcy I used to think you were cool but now im starting to think you might just be an ignorant  illiterate inbred hillbilly white trash redneck with no real common sense or school education.  im not impressed with your words at all. you have really gone downhill in the last few months with your outdated lame behind the times rants. about HAs lives and women. your like 100% off from how it really is in real HA life. im sure you could care less also.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  The last crank meth bust I remember  in arizona was 2 weeks ago when some fat mexican beaners were pulled over on the freeway and they   had 30 lbs of fresh cooked mexican crank and they had some heroin to. and they were not bikers at all. Marcy you need to catch up with the times darlin your running way behind the rest of us.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  @DOOLEY  Hells Angels wives and girlfriends are not pimped out to turn tricks.  thats really stupid marcy you watch to many gangland tv shows. HA wives and girlfriends of the Hells Angels are respected and loved by their men. most HA wives or girlfriends are no different than most stay at home wives. some work regular jobs and some stay home and are wives. your story's are really out dated marcy.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  Mexican bandits and drug cartels cook crank in Mexico. your still living and thinking in the 1970s days. its not like that anymore. when was the last HA crank lab busted in arizona or anywhere else in the usa?. when was the last big HA crank bust in the news? please let us know marcy.

marcy
marcy

 @DOOLEY  @ballzcowboy Sheriff Joe has more prison guards than there are HA members in Maricopa County.

 

There are about 500 times as many school teachers in Arizona as HA members.  And cops widely outnumber HA members as well.

 

But I don't blame you for not understanding statistics, you have to get well past the 5th grade.

 

There just aren't that many Arizona HA members, and given their rising average age you are more likely to hear about them stealing bed pans at their convalescent home as getting in a shoot out with another motor scooter club.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @1wayfaringpilgrim  There was also another HAMC trademark law suit about a t shirt for girls being sold online that said my friend is a Hells Angel. they also got sued and lost. people like to say they hate the Hells Angels but deep down inside they all love them like rock stars. they are Americas bad boys. people love mob wives tv show people love books and movies about the mob people love books and movies about gunfighters and outlaws train robbers of the old American west and people love the HELLS ANGELS MC.  so get used to it.. they aint going away anytime soon.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  the pagans mc are the biggest meth cooks and dealers in the whole north east USA not the 81 get your facts correct.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  there is also a cops gone bad website for cops who break the law.  cops on there commit more crimes than all the 1%ers on earth. of course marcy does not  post all that bad cops news. let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  you must read biker news websites marcy. are you really a cop or ex cop or a biker chick wannabee or ex biker chick? either way your a HA groupie.  you hate the HA you say but you just love to bitch moan and complain about them and you just love to read about them in the news. just admit it marcy your an HA groupie. its a love hate thing with you. try getting a real life.

marcy
marcy

 @DOOLEY While it is true that the Mexican cartels have mostly run the Arizona HA's out of the meth trade, a bunch of over-the-hill, dog kicking, woman beating motor scooter riders who can't shoot straight weren't much of a match for the Mexican cartels.

 

But please stop pretending that meth cooking isn't part of the HA's bag of tricks:

Two arrests were made at the infamous Balmoral Hotel dive in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside after VPD raided a drug lab. The Vancouver Province is reporting that people are under the impression it was a meth lab and that everyone could smell the chemicals from across the street. We know the last set of meth labs the OMGU raided before last Christmas were run by bikerswhich in BC means the Hells Angels. We know that the Hells Angels had a large meth lab in Kelowna a while back which was a major production point for the Okanagan. We know that Greg Domley, the president of the Salem Hells Angels who was also the East coast president has been incarcerated for trafficking meth in Massachusetts. The Hells Angels were bringing crystal meth from California to Massachusetts. 

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  cops do meth to and cops molest kids.

marcy
marcy

 @DOOLEY June 2012, a few years since the 70's:

Hells Angels in NC, SC arrested on drug charges

 

Sept 2012

The charges in this matter stem from a two year-long investigation conducted by the FBI’s Violent Crime Gang Task Force. The investigation focused on the methamphetamine-trafficking and violent crimes committed by the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (San Diego Charter) and their criminal partners. As set forth in the complaint, the defendants are members and associates of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

 

The complaint charges the following defendants with Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), 846-Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

 

Dec 2011, in Vancouver which obviously isn't in the US but close enough.  Large HA meth labs raided.

 

Go tell us some other stories about how the HA are out of the meth trade.  While you are at it why don't you tell everyone where all the money from those trademark lawsuits ends up.  Hint, it doesn't go to the clubs.

 

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  @TruConserv  Marcy your cheap ass car would blow the motor up trying to keep up with a pack of HAs screaming down the open road. if that didnt happen you would probably die in a fiery car crash trying to switch lanes to quickly  on the open road trying to keep up with a fast pack of Americas 2 wheeled bad boys. but then you could care less about  trying that anyway.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  @TruConserv  im still waiting on the wild sexual life and adventures of marcy book and porn movie to come out and see you interviewed on the katie couric or fat dopey oprah winfrey show on OWN TV NETWORK. hopefull you will get a hit block buster movie out of the deal to. your very hip.

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