US retail store Urban Outfitters is being sued by Harley-Davidson for trademark infringement. Again.
After being sued by Harley-Davidson in 2014, Urban Outfitters is yet again on the receiving end of a trademark law suit by the world famous motorcycle manufacturer. The motor maker states that Urban Outfitters is selling garments, including bodysuits that are described as the “FPV HARLEY BODYSUIT”. This violates Harley-Davidson’s trademark rights in two ways.
First, some of the infringing apparel are made from genuine Harley-Davidson products that have been altered and reconstructed into new products that bear the Harley-Davidson trademarks.
Secondly, some of the products appear to not be genuine Harley-Davidson products and bear the HARLEY mark. This falsely suggests that the products are genuine Harley-Davidson products.
To top it off, Harley-Davidson notes that this all is a direct violation of the settlement terms associated with their 2014 lawsuit, in which Urban Outfitters “agreed that it would not knowingly make, promote, sell, or distribute Harley-Davidson apparel products that have been altered or reconstructed.”