The Hells Angels have filed a lawsuit against Alexander McQueen, Saks & Zappos.com claiming they are selling items named after the gang and using their "Death Head" design without permission.
We can understand the name, but the design? It's a skull!
The motorcycle gang's lawyer Fritz Clapp says the suit "…isn't just about money, it's about membership. If you've got one of these rings on, a member might get really upset that you're an imposter."
OK, first of all we doubt someone who's wearing designer labels and shopping at high end department stores would be mistaken as a Hells Angel.
Second, if they're going to sue anybody it should be Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier. Both labels use skulls like they're going out of style and in turn, are being worn by all sorts of tools and douchebags all over the world.
The rough and tough organization is seeking unspecified damages and "supervised destruction" of the merchandise.
Marc claims Audigier is selling tote bags that "bear trade dress that unlawfully copies or imitates Plantiffs' unique, distinctive and non-functional Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Tote Trade Dress and/or that unlawfully bear marks confusingly similar to the Marc Jacobs Scrambled Trademark".
Whew, what a mouthful!
Jacobs currently has a pending application for the Pretty Nylon tote for the Marc Jacobs scrambled trademark that's on the inside lining.
To add insult to injury, Marc is also suing for unfair competition.
Looks like Marc is taking the rhinestone-loving Audigier to the cleaners!