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(U//LES) Trademarking of Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang “Cuts” to prevent penetration by undercover Law Enforcement operations. (U//LES) As of 2 May 2011, the International Chapter of the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (Vagos) trademarked their “cuts” – the patches which identify their OMG affiliation – in an effort to prevent law enforcement agencies from inserting undercover officers into their organization.
(U//LES) The Vagos added the ® symbol to the bottom center of the large back patch as shown in photo 1. There are only about 20 of these new patches which are currently being worn by members. It is believed that the new patches will be given out to new members as they are vetted by the Vagos leadership. By doing this, the Vagos believe they will have exclusive rights to the Vagos patch and no one, including undercover officers, would be able to wear the patch without the consent of the International Vagos OMG leadership.
(U//FOUO) Research within the United States Patent and Trademark Office was conducted which indicated the Vagos International Motorcycle Club Corporation California, 780 N. Diamond Bar Blvd., #B12, Diamond Bar California, 91765, filed to make the Vagos name and symbol a registered trademark on July 2, 2010, Serial Number 85076951. Changes and requests by the Vagos Corporation were submitted as recently as May 2, 2011 to the Patent and Trademark Office.
Originally posted by specialk89
Just wondering, why is it extremely stupid?
Edit: OmegaVice answered the question. That is pretty stupid.edit on 18-4-2012 by specialk89 because: (no reason given)
I don't believe for a second ALL biker gang members are the third guy back on Darwin's theory of evolution...
Originally posted by OmegaVice
What I don't understand is if a leo is going to infiltrate this organization, he wouldn't do it by forging the patch, he would do it the donnie brasco way, right? 20 patches, this is a small group, only way to get in is to gain trust and hopefully become a member, so if the group willingly gives an undercover a patch, how could they then sue for infringement?
Originally posted by boncho
What's funny is that as Outlaw clubs start embracing/manipulating corporate rules, they will find ways to become as profitable as other corporations, and 100 years from now you might be driving a outlaw motorcycle car, or changing your babies diapers that carry a brand owned by a corporation that started as a motorcycle Club....
Originally posted by Aliensun
reply to post by Paschar0
That tactic makes no sense unless they want to protect the design and/or sell the patches to wantabees, etc.
C'mon! How can that move possibly, possibly keep the law from getting into their business? That idea makes no sense,. After all, a gang patch is not the same thing as a shiny badge.