Mongol Biker Group Loses Logo Rights In RICO Case
Law360 (January 11, 2019, 10:47 PM EST) -- The Mongol Nation motorcycle club has to give up the rights to its trademark-registered emblem, a California federal jury said Friday, in what prosecutors described as a first-of-its-kind verdict based on links between the image and the criminal activities attributed to the group, including drug trafficking and murder.
The jury, which convicted the Mongol Nation last month of violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, said the group would have to give up its legal rights to a logo picturing "a Genghis Khan-type character with sunglasses and a ponytail, riding a motorcycle, with the letters 'M.C.' appearing below the...
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