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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:07 AM

Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

Source: Associated Press

Brian Melley, Associated Press
Updated 7:39 pm CST, Friday, January 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said.

The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol warrior on a chopper, guilty of racketeering and conspiracy.

The verdict caps an unusual decade-long quest by prosecutors to dismantle the gang responsible for drug dealing and murder by seizing control of the trademark they said was core to the gang's identity.

Gang members were "empowered by these symbols that they wear like armor," Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Welk said.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Jury-decides-to-strip-Mongols-biker-gang-of-13527267.php





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Judi Lynn Jan 12 OP
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 12 #1
yardwork Jan 12 #2
Iggo Jan 12 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:58 AM

1. It'll be interesting to see how the 9th Circuit decides this one.

The club should have rights, as an individual, under the first amendment. This seems like a side-effect of "Citizens United". I'd bet the Ninth gives the club their right to wear a logo.

And then it goes to the Supreme Court. Mongols like Beer. Kavanaugh likes Beer. Squee and Donkey-Dong Doug might even be Mongols.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:16 AM

2. Tears of laughter.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:35 PM

3. Squee.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:22 PM

4. I doubt this holds up in court

Unless it's copyright infringement, you can't just strip a logo.

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