• Posts Tagged ‘Mongols’

    The First Amendment and Collective Marks

    by  • March 4, 2019 • trademark • 1 Comment

    The government has been trying to seize the MONGOLS trademark for over ten years. You can read my previous posts about it here, here, here and here.  The Mongol Nation, an unincorporated association, owned or owns several registrations for a trademark, service marks and collective membership marks for the word mark MONGOLS, the riding...

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    But What’s the End Game?

    by  • October 5, 2015 • trademark • 0 Comments

    The U.S. government has been in a multi-year, multi-indictment quest to acquire the trademarks of the Mongols motorcycle club. You can find the whole complicated background here, but the short version is that, because of improper assignments, the government indicted the wrong party the first time around. So the government is back, this time...

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    The Mongols Have Their Colors Back (For Real)

    by  • July 4, 2011 • trademark

    The whole Mongols trademark seizure case is a little confusing, so this story is put together from a few different decisions in two different cases.  Two marks, the MONGOLS word mark for “association services, namely, promoting the interests of persons interested in the recreation of riding motorcycles” and the “Image Mark“ for “jackets and...

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    Mongols Can Wear Their Colors

    by  • August 4, 2009 • trademark

    An anonymous commenter to a previous blog post provided a link to today’s opinion finding that the government seizure of the Mongols trademark in United States v. Cavazos was not proper under the RICO statute. You may recall it was widely reported back in October, 2008 that the government had seized the registered trademark...

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    Mongols Trademark Seizure

    by  • October 26, 2008 • trademark

    There have been a lot of posts about the government’s seizure of the MONGOLS trademark, used by a biker gang. You can find blogging about it here, here and here, and commentary here and here on what it means under trademark law principles. Ryan Giles at the Law Vegas Trademark Attorney had the comment...

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