Friday, January 5, 2018

Harley-Davidson Sued Affliction for Trademark Infringement

Harley-Davidson filed a lawsuit against California-based clothing company Affliction. The lawsuit alleges that Affliction is selling t-shirts and other items which bear images that closely the Harley bar-and-shield logo.

The complaint says Harley-Davidson sent a cease-and-desist letter on Oct. 18. In that letter, Harley listed 20 allegedly infringing products. A month after that, Affliction apparently stopped selling six of the items but allegedly continued selling the others.

The lawsuit asks the court to stop Affliction from selling the items, destroy them, cover the cost of corrective advertising, pay Harley $2 million per trademark per type of product, pay Harley any profits it earned from infringing items, pay compensatory and punitive damages, as well as Harley’s attorney fees.