I can't believe someone is that stupid A.K.A.: Putting the wreckless in Young & Wreckless
The Hells Angels are going to war with MTV ... and one of the network's biggest stars ... who allegedly STOLE the motorcycle club's famous death head logo and plastered it on t-shirts.
The man at the center of the controversy is "Fantasy Factory" star Rob Dyrdek ... whose company owns the "Young & Reckless" clothing label ... created by his cousin Chris "Drama" Pfaff.
The Hells Angels are suing Rob's company and MTV -- claiming Y&R designed and sold a bunch of t-shirts that "bear a design confusingly similar to the [flaming skull logo]" ... and they never asked for permission.
In the suit, filed in federal court in California, HA claims the logo has great commercial value ... because of its "very widespread public recognition" which evokes "strong and immediate reactions whenever used."
The Angels claim Dyrdek's actions have caused "substantial damage" to the biker club ... and believe MTV violated their rights by broadcasting the stolen logos on "Fantasy Factory."
The Angels are seeking unspecified damages. Calls to MTV and Rob Dyrdek have not been returned.
RFC Case Number: T-H12-1096Y
Court Case Number: 2:12-cv-01096-WBS-KJN
File Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Plaintiff: Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation
Plaintiff Counsel: Fritz Clapp Attorney at Law
Defendant: Young & Reckless LLC
Dickhouse Entertainment, Inc.
MTV Networks Enterprises Inc.
Cause: 15:44 Trademark Infringement
Court: California Eastern District Court
Judge: Judge William B. Shubb
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman
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Date # Docket Text
4/25/2012 6 SUMMONS ISSUED as to *Dickhouse Entertainment, Inc., Dyrdek Enterprises, MTV Networks Enterprises Inc., Young & Reckless LLC* with answer to complaint due within *21* days. Attorney *Fritz Clapp* *PO Box 3403458* *Sacramento, CA 95834-0458*. (Meuleman, A) (Entered: 04/25/2012)
4/25/2012 5 TRADEMARK NEW CASE DOCUMENTS ISSUED as to Trademark #1:* 3,666,916 * * 08/11/09 * * Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation * ; (Meuleman, A) (Entered: 04/25/2012)
4/25/2012 4 TRADEMARK NEW CASE DOCUMENTS ISSUED as to Trademark #1:* 1,301,050 * * 10/16/1984 * * Hells Angels Motocycle Corporation * Trademark #2:* 1,136,494 * * 05/27/1980 * * Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation * Trademark #3:* 2,588,116 * * 07/02/2002 * * Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation * Trademark #4:* 3,311,549 * * 10/16/2007 * * Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation * Trademark #5:* 3,311,550 * * 10/16/07 * * Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation *; Initial Scheduling Conference set for 9/4/2012 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Judge William B. Shubb. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form, # 2 Trademark Report, # 3 VDRP Form) (Meuleman, A) (Entered: 04/25/2012)
4/25/2012 2 CIVIL COVER SHEET by Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation (Clapp, Fritz) (Entered: 04/25/2012)
4/25/2012 1 COMPLAINT for Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition and Dilution against All Defendants by Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation. (Attachments: # 1Exhibits A, B and C)(Clapp, Fritz) Modified on 4/25/2012 (Meuleman, A). (Entered: 04/25/2012)
4/25/2012 RECEIPT number #CAE200043970 $350.00 fbo Hells Angels Motorcycle Corp by Fritz Clapp on 4/25/2012. (Meuleman, A) (Entered: 04/25/2012)