The Club Rare Breed was formed in 1989 by 8 founding members. In the year 2005 one of the founders was terminated from the club. “Nathaniel Perkins” Termination letter attached. Mr. Perkins couldn’t accept the fact that he had been terminated from the club by a unanimous vote of the remaining active founders. (Click here to read termination letter)
At that point Perkins decided to attempt to create his own trademark by adding items to the original mark as follows. He added MC, NOMAD, and So. Calif. M.C. None of these were acceptable to the remaining founding members. To that point the remaining founding members filed a lawsuit against Mr. Perkins and individuals that followed him and attempted to infringe on our trademark.
The case went to trial in Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. After approximately three days of testimony the case was submitted on December 17, 2013. On March 17, 2014 the court ruled as follows. (Click here to read the verdict!) & (Click here to read the final judgment!)
The court ruled in favor of the original founding fathers. The court further ruled that no other motorcyclist involved directly or indirectly are allowed to use the Rare Breed Trademark or a similar designation alone or with other components. (Click here to read C&D letter)
This has been a long battle. The founding fathers along with the remaining Rare Breed club members want to say thank you to all those who supported us during these trying times.
Also it should be noted that our attorney was outstanding! Thank you to the Law Offices of George L. Steele. Mr. Steele is an expert in all types of Law and is also an NFL agent/attorney His trial skills are without question the best we have ever seen. For comments or questions to our attorney feel free to call him at (626-405-4910) or on line at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you George!