(U//LES) FBI Motorcycle Gang Trademarks Logo to Prevent Undercover Infiltration

FBI Phoenix Divison

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  • May 13, 2011

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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.

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5 comments for “(U//LES) FBI Motorcycle Gang Trademarks Logo to Prevent Undercover Infiltration

  1. tgp
    April 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Not that odd a choice. In the past, the FBI has claimed/siezed copyright of outlaw MCs’ colors, presumably so that they can pull over and search anyone wearing them, and have a reason to approach members wearing colors without any other cause needed.

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