Ten years ago, I went to my first Harley fest in Milwaukee as a student at Marquette. It happened to be Harley’s 100th Anniversary. Not really growing up among Harley riders, it was my first true experience with the Harley...more
When I think of the Hells Angels, what immediately comes to mind is a notorious gang of men in leather on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the 1960’s counterculture, and news reports of illicit activity. When I think of Toys “R”...more
The well-known, if not famous, Harley-Davidson logo is on the left below, but what is on the right?
Might Harley-Davidson also be in the business of renting storage garage units for motorcycles among other outdoor...more
In this issue:
- California FTB Takes Harley-Davidson for a Ride: Securitization Subsidiaries Are Financial Corporations with Nexus in California
- “Tut-Tut,” Long Beach: California Supreme Court Permits...more
In Harley-Davidson, Inc. & Subsidiaries v. California Franchise Tax Board (May 1, 2013), the San Diego Superior Court held that special purpose entities (SPEs) created by the plaintiff as securitization subsidiaries had...more
A California Superior Court has issued a decision with significant impact on financial services. In the case, Harley-Davidson, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board, San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel Pressman held that...more
Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles.
You know that picking the right name for a startup company or new product line can play a major part in its success. But name selection...more
As a result of a recent Federal Court order, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will now be accepting applications for trade-marks that are sounds. The first such application accepted is the roar of the MGM...more
A federal court late last month declined to certify three classes of consumers in litigation claiming that a defect in Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc.'s motorcycles caused severe wobbling and instability. See Steven C....more
Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is issuing a worldwide recall of more than 300,000 motorcycles because of a defect in the rear brake light switch, according to a news report.