LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A local fashion house is set to face the legal wrath of a very powerful enemy: the Hell’s Angels.
KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschuitta reports it’s all over a T-shirt sold online that reads “My Boyfriend’s A Hell’s Angel”.
Los Angeles-based designer Wildfox Couture is accused of “exploiting the fame” of the renowned motorcycle gang, according to attorney Fritz Clapp.
Clapp has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Hell’s Angels against Wildfox and several other online retailers alleging copyright infringement.
“Even the club itself does not put ‘Hell’s Angels’ on shirts they sell to the general public,” said Clapp.
Wildfox,which was officially established in Silverlake area in 2006, has not responded to a request for comment on the lawsuit.
Clapp said the lawsuit is ultimately aimed at getting this merchandise out of the vast online marketplace.
“They should just plain not be sold,” he said. “We want to get them off the market, sequester them and have them destroyed.”