Harley-Davidson Sues Forever 21 Over 'Counterfeit' Jackets

By Dorothy Atkins (September 14, 2016, 10:08 PM EDT) -- Harley-Davidson Motor Co. hit Forever 21 Inc. with a lawsuit in Wisconsin federal court Wednesday alleging the retailer's line of motorcycle jackets bearing an orange, black and white patch that says "Commander New York Motor Club" infringes its trademarked logo.

The suit alleges that the fast-fashion retail chain's motorcycle jackets amount to "counterfeits" that trade on Harley-Davidson's famed "bar-and-shield" logo and $5.46 billion brand.

"Forever 21 has used counterfeit reproductions of Harley's bar-and-shield logo on motorcycle jackets ... in an unauthorized manner that falsely suggests and is likely to create the mistaken impression that Forever 21 [and] its products … are...

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