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Hells Angels takes legal action against McQueen

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation has launched legal action against three fashion businesses for using its logo without permission.

The corporation is taking action against designer Alexander McQueen and US department store business Saks and etailer Zappos.com which both sell the product, after claiming that the McQueen label has used a patented image of a skull with wings, on clothing and accessories, without permission, according to The Times.

McQueen’s knuckle duster handbag, a jacquard box dress and pashmina scarf are some of the items that use the design.

The Hells Angels claim that the designs are registered patents and have previously authorised thir use on some clothing and jewellery for promotional purposes.

The club says that the use of the logo will casue its reputation “irreparable harm”, according to the report, and want all the product destroyed, as well as profits, interest and costs.

Alexander McQueen, Saks and Zappos.com declined to comment.

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