I think it's great if Disney is using the Hells Angels logo they should be sued. Disney would sue anyone using their copyrighted logos. I remember reading that Disney made a day care remove some paintings on the side of some girls garage because she painted Mickey and some other charachters there.
Disney doesn't s--- around when it comes to their stuff.
Things aren't quite that simple. I understand that opyright laws require the copyright owner to protect their copyrighted symbols or they can lose the copyright. Maybe there's a bike riding copyright attorney out there who could shed some light on the subject.
It has come to our attention that you have used the word "screwed" in an online discussion forum. We at Acme Screw and Fastener, makers of high-quality fastening and screwing systems for over 80 years, believe you are infringing on our trademark of the word "screw".
Copyright infringement occurs when somebody, somewhere is gaining any kind of use or enjoyment without compensation to the trademark holder. Words may be trademarked as a promotional device for a corporation. The rule is especially violated when the word is used as part of a question. I occasionally enjoy being violated, but it is unacceptable for our trademarked words to feel that way.
In 1968, Acme Screw and Fasteners (henceforth, "screw-er") trademarked the term "screw" to protect its investment in advertising and promotional materials. The copyright covers all usage of "screw", including "screwing", "screwed-up", "screw-ball", "Uncle Screw"(used heavily in pornography before 1968) and "screw-a-thon". No use of the word may be undertaken without express written consent of the screw-er.
Here, you referred to a situation as being "screwed up" in an interrogatory statement. You did not receive written permission from Acme Screw and Fastener to use it. Therefore, you must remove the word from your post or submit a check for $4.78 cents.
Well, up until NOW, it seems nobody has been so abysmally STUPID as to infringe upon the Hells Angels(TM) name. Disney(R) is probably the only corporation with enough hubris to think they can get away with it "just because they're Disney(R)".
Big business loves sueing the little guys over stuff like this, time for a little revenge. But as a middle aged Harley rider (not a wannabe), I am really looking forward to the movie even tho it pokes fun at us. It's all about the ride and the fun.
It is the slow march to legitimacy. Replace drug income and shakedown money with the legal income from copyright infringement and suddenly you can walk tall in society again. "It's what everyone is doing these days, honest!"