• Posts Tagged ‘seizure’

    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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    Seizing Cuban Trademarks

    by  • August 6, 2009 • trademark

    The IPKat reports on an effort in a Florida court to seize trademarks owned by the Cuban government in order to satisfy a judgment against it. The Miami Herald does a great job of explaining a complicated situation. I can’t improve on it, other than to provide a search query if you’re interested in...

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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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    There’s Only One Mustang Ranch

    by  • September 11, 2008 • trademark

    The Seattle Trademark Lawyer reports on a 9th Circuit decision affirming ownership of the mark MUSTANG RANCH. It’s a long saga, where the government seized the ranch and all its property then stumbled around for years trying to figure out what to do with it. David and Ingrid Burgess then adopted the mark and...

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