The big buzz in Worcester this week has been about the Miss Worcester Diner getting a cease and desist letter from Harley Davidson’s lawyers to take down a painted logo sign on top of the popular eatery.
We’ve been summonsed by the owner of Miss Worcester Diner.
And she’s been seeking out and getting the attention of the media.
So here’s my simple take – HD owns the trademark, so they don’t have to let any business use their logo without their consent.
The diner’s owner doesn’t want it take down because she and many of her patrons are Harley enthusiasts. But again, none of that matters because Harley owns the trademark and you can’t have it put up without their permission.
Don’t get me wrong, whoever contacted HD headquarters is obviously a twat. That’s a given. But we’ll never know who they are, and it is what it is at this point.
Harley-Davidson is a multi-billion dollar company. They don’t need a diner in Worcester to advertise for them. They’ve probably spent millions of dollars on corporate branding so they can have it just the way THEY choose. They have an annual budget in the millions of dollars for advertising, and they carefully strategize where those ads will appear. This isn’t a knock on the artist or the business. It’s just HD looking out for its best interest.
The fact of the matter is that if you drove by there you’d be inclined to believe that HD and the diner have some sort of business relationship.
It’s kind of hard to miss. It doesn’t look like they’re just fans of HD, it looks like HD owns the joint.
HD doesn’t want to have to worry about potential litigation if there’s a slip and fall, or a waitress spills coffee on someone, or an employee of the diner says something controversial on social media. Then they end up getting attacked by a mob, just like our advertisers have been over the years, due to mutual association. HD has the right to decide who they want representing them.
Let’s take this scenario. I put a Miss Worcester Diner advertisement on the blog, even though they are not advertisers. I make it look like they are financially supporting the content we create. Then I go and say something fucked up, who’s the mob gonna after? My advertisers. Should Miss Worcester Diner have to deal with that? Of course not. Because I can’t use their logo without their consent.
Yet over 3,000 people have signed the petition to allow them to keep the sign up because…..feelings. That’s literally all this is – a mob of people who think feelings should trump copyright law. Pro-tip – if you’re dependent on a Change.org petition to get your way, you’re doing life wrong.
Also, comments like this from the owner don’t exactly help their cause.
“If I don’t get my way I’m gonna do some crazy shit up there instead.”
Awesome. HD won’t be affected in the least bit by that, but your neighbor’s will. Just put up a sign that says, “the official breakfast of Hurricane Betty’s” and business will triple. Collaborate with Worcester’s favorite seedy strip joint to offer discounts to people who patronize both businesses. Add “tits and grits” to your menu and watch business boom. That’s what I’d do.
I just don’t get why they don’t take it down. They claim to love Harley-Davidson, but they’re not exactly showing it.
I’ve gotten cease and desist letters before. They’re usually not this nice:
They’re creating a legal liability for HD, but will they help pay HD’s legal bills if they somehow get dragged into a potential lawsuit in the future? If you think that letter is bad then trying throwing a Patriots logo on top of your business and watch how quickly “nice guy” Bob Kraft’s lawyer rips in your asshole.
The bottom line is that the diner doesn’t have ill intentions here, they just don’t understand how the law works and seem to think that feelings matter. They don’t. Your business is not your bedroom, and you can’t decorate it as you please just because you like a company.
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About a month or so back I’m driving through Worcester for work purposes… My other half points out the big HD sign I say ” why the hell did Harley Davidson open such a tiny shop in the middle of Worcester” ( I honesty never even knew that Miss Worcester Diner existed nor that it was even a diner, as there is literally no indication of a Miss Worcester logo or that it is even a diner on the place anywhere) my other half says ” HD doesn’t own it it has nothing to do with Harley anything it is a diner cant you tell by the building itself ? ” … WTF!?! No i couldn’t .. So I said to my other half “isn’t that like copyright infringement or something” they say “well I imagine they must of gotten permission to put it there because they are bikers or something”… Fast forward a month this is on the news.. Hahaha mind blown… Welcome to woosta dolla tweny five please
When it’s girl’s night out and some moron that drove up on a loud Harley offers to buy one of us a drink, we order an expensive, top shelf drink, then slip out the door before taking the first sip, then have a good laugh. SUCKERS….LOL!!!!
Holy high miles Batman!
0% chance the stench of Parliament lights and bacon grease washes off of that one.
Let’s be honest here, the place looks like an absolute shithole. Let’s go eat at some ratchet diner where the only side you’re grabbing is a case of herpes.
Just use parody law and call it Dumb Harley. Worked for Dumb Starbucks
Not for nothing, but it’s not even a very good looking sign. First time I saw it I thought it was an HD logo floating about a giant western omelet.
Kim Knistern if that’s the skank in the selfie is the definition of ratchet. What a low life scamming ratchet ass skank. She doesn’t “love” Harley Davidson she is scamming them and using them to make money for herself, get real.
What’s her best line? (she has already won) when she lost, why is the local media so afraid of this angry old hag?
Everybody is trying to play internet lawyer and not looking at the simple facts. She openly rips off another company on a billboard on the front of her fucking business for her personal gain and she proud of it, wtf? Are you naive enough to think she doesn’t cut corners everywhere else? Bet Brady’s salary she rips off employees, suppliers, customers, abuses friendships and naive/timid people to line her pockets.
Fucking Grade A scammer, she posts her scams on social media and demands support for her violations. This isn’t the first female owned business with a large male clientele I’ve seen do well. All it takes is a personality that will tickle the male ego which is easy for a woman to do, no matter how burned out she looks.
Depressed middle aged men talkin’ man stuff all the time are pretty easy to read. Glory days gone by, now obese, getting no attention, drowning their sorrows in dog food corned beef hash and pancakes and a little bit of attention from the owner “oh my I must still have it”, Nope you’re just a sucker. “I think the waitress likes me and she’s 20 years younger!” You fucking dumb ass, keep tipping she’ll keep “liking” you.
Ps. The sign “artist” should have their ass sued off by HD and equipment seized and massive financial penalty.
just wondering if the diner owner and sign artist have considered selling counterfeit Gucci orPrada on social media for additional income.
You mad Bro?
The solution is simple — put a real Harley up there on the sign. Bolt it on.
Then the logo is on a bike they own — end of discussion….
Ok but Harley needs to donate a new motorcycle and pay for installation and if Miss Worcester decides to sell the motorcycle that’s her right. For a minute it almost sounded like you expected Miss Worcester to take some kind of responsibility.
Also ugly or slow waitresses work for their own tips and hot or efficient waitresses have to share their tips with management it’s only fair.
I got ok takeaway yesterday.No blueberry pancakes.Sausage was kinda dry.
So is mine.
I took my brothers chore money once when he did my chores my for my Nanna and Pappa but I had to they would have wondered why I didn’t take it. Mummy found out and instead of punishing me she made me do his chore the next weekend and he got to keep my money so everything was fair and Nanna and Pappa didn’t punish us or yell at her.
Harley should be more like Mummy but Harley is just so mean about everything. It was a really good sign they should at least offer to buy the sign and use it at their store or offer a free display model motorcycle to put in the diner or sell. I will never understand corporate greed Bernie Sanders is onto something about fairness and sharing he will probably win for president.
She should put the twin towers and an Israeli flag.
Congrats mahomes after the pedojew’s in krafts kike stadium, and Andy Reid for getting Jewed in 2003. Putin loves that ring from 03 it’s on display in Moscow under the saying “the Jew way”.
Anybody really look at that sign????
Its a picture of a huge fire with a motorcycle name on it. I don’t even see the Dinner name or any pictures of food or nothing. If it was a barbecue joint it could make some sense. This whole thing is so stupid that lady mrs Worcester should be happy her dinner is making money and not spending time on snapchat Facebook doing stupid ass shit like this. Why not paint a Nike swoop and a Cadillac emblem aint none of this have anything to do with eating breakfast or the Kina heart burn chillyMac that these dinners always serve overprice chef boyarde and cup O soup. Lady had it good she should have quit the bullshit fucking with people while she was ahead dumbass bitch!
Anyone checked on Spic Tormentor after that halftime show???
LMFA All the way off!!!!
Pole dancing and porn.
Pure 3rd world trashy show.
Filthy nagger Jay Z sat during national anthem.
Glad i wasnt the only one concerned. Im only here cus i was hoping to see an epic rant from UTB about Mahomes insufferable beard.
Just because you have a weird feeling of attachment to a logo doesn’t mean you can take said logo and use it. Copyright laws are an actual thing, hence why Disney is going after everyone making any money off ‘baby yoda’ merch. The logo belongs to Harely and isn’t up for personal use. If it’s on your business or is printed or used anywhere besides by Harely they have EVERY RIGHT to come after you. Just because you feel entitled to use it because you ride harleys and your place attracts other enthusiasts doesn’t mean you can steal someone else’s logo or artwork. C’mon lady,grow the fuck up,this shit is basic knowledge. Also,your contracted “artist” should have known this image was copyrighted and not had gone through with the job or advised you to choose something else or tweaked it enough to where it wasn’t an exact copy.
Dumbasses,all of you. Seriously. Grow up
According to a story in the Worcester version of the dead sea scrolls, aka the Telegram, His honor Mayor Puddy has extended an invitation to the Harley Davidson people for a sit down at the Miss Worcester to discuss the matter. Better make sure the WPD makes a sweep of the shit house for weapons. While at it the Health Dept. might want to do an inspection as well. Shit don’t stop now, might as well get code enforcement in there ahead of time.
Motorcycles do not give the privacy one needs while taking a dump in a parking lot.
Also, PLEASE CURB YOUR DOG from my front lawn!
Ever think of running for office Andrea? We need some who really gives a shit.
You people MAKE ME SICK!!! Mrs. Worcester came here for help and support and you weren’t helpful or supportive.
I love the Miss Worcester Diner experience they have the best buttered toast and waffles I have ever eaten!
To show my support for the Miss Worcester Diner and their use of Harley Davidson’s trade marked name and logo I have a plan.
I will be hiring several highly qualified people to sell hotdogs and bottled water at intersections around Worcester. My franchise hotdog and water bottle carriages will all bear a duplicate of the Miss Worcester Diner sign complete with Harley name and logo. In addition I am naming my hotdog carriages. MISS WORCESTER DINER DOGS and that will also be on all my signs showing my passion, patronage of all things Miss Worcester Diner and Harley Davidson! Harley is gonna have to go through me to get to Miss Worcester Diner. All complaints, fines, law suits will be referred to my corporate headquarters at either Miss Worcester Diner or Harley Davidson. This wouldn’t be happening if Obama was still president! Resist! Resist!
I see what you did there
Is a stupid filthy spic
She belongs picking lettuce in California
Or sucking white cowboys cocks in a mob controlled whirehouse in Dallas
Much butthurt I sense in this young Padawan.
I had my last drink there before I went to rehab
A big negroe buck followed me into the Shithouse and fucked me up the ass
That’s where I got the syphillus
Pray for me
Thoughts and prayers Dr. ED.
Another AllshAhkbarCockSuckbar terrorist attack in London.
The deathcult I mean “religion” of peace.
There was another peaceful event triggered minutes later in Belgium.
Some people did something
Some people married their brother
Take that fucking towel off your goddamn head!
You are in the USA now. Your other choice is to go back to your horrible, squalid muslim homeland and gather cockroaches for dinner every night. Take your spic buddy AOC along if you don’t mind.
“Some people did something” …you are the worst.
Sounds like retaliation from the Iraq holocaust by Christian Britain and Jewish America. What a dumb fuck.
What a stoneage neanderthal. If you are keeping score for payback. Christians need another Crusade to rid the world of these feral animals i like how Trump took out 2 famous towel heads last month. That was great psyback
You’re the one crying paybacks a bitch and you sound like one,lol. What a dumb fuck.
I would crack you jaw stone aged pussy .
Our good buddy Josh is out of jail and making videos again.
Holy shit he is. I bet the trash truck girl didn’t show up for court. His video is as stupid as ever and he’s going to sue everyone for everything. No mention of getting a job or his gaping asshole after getting fucked in the ass for the past three months
This is my new go to spot for taking a dump outside. I think my mounds of joy will fit right in here and no-one will notice. If you do notice them around the parking lot, please accept my scat as a sign of love.
Andrea, just because your an Obama lover does not give you the right to leave little statues of him everywhere.
Where’s that Russian truck driver when you need him he cleared out 8 of these bikes.
I have not taken a dump in 2 days.I will be heading there this morning to
drop a gorilla biscutt in the urinal.
Another insight into the “Artist” . It’s a stencil job , essentially all his work is paint by numbers . He has a CNC machine which he uses to make styrofoam team logos ( more copyright infringement) like Red Sox and patriots then. Paints them he sells them at Bars for cash . He’s branched out into counterfeit team shirts with a silk screen press . When he isn’t making “art” he works cleaning the bathrooms and mopping floors at the White Eagle on Green st . I’d like to see his tax filings ! And I’m quite sure the tax payers are subsidizing his art with the EBT and mass health cards in his wallet .
The wrestling ring still upstairs?
What’s the difference between a Hoover Vacuum and a Harley Davidson?
You can only fit one dirtbag on a Harley
Why don’t you make like a tree and get outta here?
The owner is no Rosa Colleti. Yea yea yea. I would change the name to Arnolds Diner. Arthur Fonzerelli should have free range of the mens room. Sticks the drummer should be able to bring his colored friends in for a bite to eat. Potsie Webber should stay away from Short Cake before her cherry gets popped.
Harley-Davidson sales are going down yearly. They don’t need to be wasting their time with this. Take it down, the ride is over!
Just replace the sign with a mural of a poppy field.
Great place to steal soap.
Place gets pretty crowded on the weekends.I like to get
there early and grab the middle stall.Left and right glory holes!
Tomorrow is gonna be great watching Mahomes throw 3 picks as San Fran wins.
Mahomes bitch will have a meltdown on social media as her boy loses to Tom Brady part 2.
Jimmy G will win hands down.
And how is that working out for you?
Notice you waited til after the gsme pussy
Harleys are chintzy, loud, overpriced trailer-park boy shit bikes. It’s loud and obnoxious just for the sake of it. Fuck them.
You really have to see all the fucking tattoos on that girl, it’s disgusting
I wonder if she has a “Harley” tattoo? I don’t think HD corporate would approve of that either.
I’m sure she got one in honor of her late husband… because, you know, she might forget him otherwise.
Tattoos. Plural. Enough said.
The real story isn’t the name “Harley Davidson”. It is the name, “Miss Worcester”.
I love the diner. But…..
“Miss Worcester” give connotations of tats, facial piercings, menthol breath punctuated by a string of obscenities, working the back room at Centerfolds. “Hey baby, you got any blow”????
And if you won Powerball, you know you’d be gone, and you’d never “Miss Worcester” ever again….
Maybe the artist can draw up a new sign, more in line with the term ‘Miss Worcester’. This time use the Snap On logo and a picture of their ratchets.
Good food,cheap,and clean.
You wont fall into a big bucket
of coronavirus when entering.
If I ever own a diner or laundromat I’m going to use the Mercedes Benz or Rolex logos for my signs. For a carwash or hotdog trailer I would use the NASA logo on my signs.
Hones who hones the diner?
Denny please thank your mother for sucking my balls last night
Medicare for All is the best way to cover every person in America! I approved this message.
Fuck you and your outdated schtick.
Life is full of things that you are not going to like, so until you’re a big boy, just ask your mother to skip reading you the posts that make you such a hardo. i mean, i know you are tough by the swears you use, and i bet all the little girlies are ascared of you, but it really just says one thing about you, hiding under your covers.
The best way to cover every American is with a 12 gauge shot gun. Go about your business. I’ve got you covered.
I would give the redhead a mouth full of my penis butter.
The sign is confusing. I would think it’s a HD shop and not Miss Worcester Diner.
If Miss Worcester has a billon dollar business and a register copyrighted logo and someone used it she would not like it.
You don’t have the right to use the sign. You are going to give them no choice but to sue you and have a judge make you take it down .
Respect other brands work- as a business owner you should know this.
To the people who say Harley Davidson should go along to get along- that’s not how it it works.
Just take the stupid sign down. It looks ugly anyways and probably doesn’t attract customers. I know I wouldn’t go into a diner with a giant Harley sign surrounded by fire hanging off the side of the building.
The flea market right near that place is awesome. After my place got burglarized I was able to replace literally everything that was was stolen with nearly identical items the very next weekend! My cleaning lady told me about it.
Sounds like the cleaning lady cleaned you out. What does she smell like? Mmmmm.
Why no blog on the dipshit Connecticut “Bernie Bitch” opera singer arrested yesterday? The epitomy of the tolerant left.
Thats easy. TB hates Trump but he did want to suck Kobes dick.
The Miss Worcester has blueberry pancakes to die for.
Your family and your country are to die for. Pancakes are just food
I wouldnt die for a turd world pancake.
Ever try the hairy Spanish omelette?
Chuck I prefer my spanish omelette Kojack style.
There’s a reason why HD has a “Brand Protection Officer” which is basically a Hot shot New Yorker attorney. The only reason why he has a job? It’s because of idiots like he ones mentioned in this blog. These people are clueless idiots.
Is your diner any good?
Its not Kosher
The Margarita Grill in Glen N.H. (near Attitash and North Conway) had a similar situation in the 90’s with Jimmy Buffet claiming trademark infringement..can’t remember the details..I think they had a different name like Margaritaville Grill and they changed it to Margarita Grill..Harley Davidson has felt with every biker club in the World trying to use their Logo. I’m sure the Miss Worcester Diner will be a first round TKO
I knew the owner of that place in NH. He got served also with a cease and desist by Buffet’s people and was given a limited time to make the change or be brought to court.
Nobody rides Harleys anymore. It’s not the 80’s. People are more into vintage bikes or sporty racers.
I can understand HD wants the sign taken down. I mean they own the rights to it. If I owned something and someone else wanted to use it, I’d feel the same way.
Until Harley-Davidson reverses it’s decision to pick its fight we will no longer be doing our semi-annual Naked Rides for Charity. Though we will still ride around town on our bikes naked when we feel like it. Just not in our group nude ride for charity. Join our protest and keep your clothes on except when you don’t feel like keeping your clothes on!
”The Renaissance has begun”
Fuck Harley Davidson. They took the bullshit Trump tax break for the rich & laid off 900 employees instead of expanding their workforce in a sham money grab to buy back stock for themselves. Fuck Trump & his scumbag supporters.
No, FUCK YOU.
Bernie Sanders told ninth graders that US actions in Vietnam were ‘almost as bad as what Hitler did’ during his failed run for Vermont governor in 1972.
Commie fucking Moonbat!
Hitler ran for Governor of Vermont in 72! I knew it, died in a bunker hah!
Your mother screams Donsld give it to me good.
You think Lizzie or the gay mayor will be better? If you do then you are a complete moron
Credit reports are racist. Its a way for the man to keep you down. They owe you. You tell em fuck you when dey axe you to pay yo bills.
When the power company sticks one of those orange disconnect notice on your HUD door, that’s racist.
Walk back to the meter, rip that clip lock off, pull out he glass meter and rip that rubber thing in there off, and go back to watching Empire.
Then in a few months when the power company complains say alternating current and direct current are symbols of white supremacy because everyone who invented power is white, and slavery, and cultural appropriation.
AS RACHEL ROLLINS I WILL GIVE YOU CASH REPARATIONS FOR YOUR DISCRIMINATION AND SLAVERY. IRISH NEED NOT APPLY.
Say that to a 1 percenter.
I dare you.
Easy tough guy. The Fonz is a fictional character
Wow, just having fun, didn’t know It would rattle so many chain wallets
When I put my fonz jacket on your mom empties my tank
LOLOLOLOLOL that the Fonz is a Jew and the Principal of a school where people get slaughtered by doods in a “Scream” mask.
I haven’t seen the Fonz since Al put a glory hole in the men’s room.
Pinky, just cuz you worked those holes too doesn’t mean you get to out the Fonz. He’s way cool.
I busted Pinky numerous times when I worked vice.
I’d like to join, I don’t have a Wide Glide, but I do have some Astro Glide.
Chicks who ride harleys generally have a penis, or a vag that reeks like boiled seaweed
And skin like a piece of beef jerky that’s been stomped on and left in the sun
I predict Gauthie’s Plumbing And Heating wil be next on HD’s list of C&D letters. They are friends with the Kniskerns, and cleary are using the HD trademark as the logo for their business.
It’s Gauthier’s Plumbing, and we’ll spend city resources to try to convince HD to let them use it too.
They’re safe. They’ve changed it by more than 20%.
Nothing like head-to-toe leather with corporate logos on your kutte to advertise to the world you’re a sincere badass and 200% fucking Rebel.
Corporate Clans ain’t nuthin’ to fuck wit. Anyone who sports that logo is a fucking straight RENEGADE.
Lorenzo Lamas? We’ll fucking roundhouse kick him back into the 90’s, that ain’t no shit neither.
Those harley people dress way too tacky.
That’s the truth Don.
I like how they dress.
Get me outta here!!!
Hire a bunch of black waitresses and go ghetto on Dey ass!
1) 4.5 Stars on Yelp is pretty impressive. I was expecting to find 2 Stars for Miss Worcester
2) Diners remind me of the smell of my dad on Sunday mornings. Cigarettes, Shit and the Newspaper
3) #2 Probably Explains #1 (target demographic)
The place looks like a shit-hole. It’s like slapping a Playboy Bunny sign at Kitten’s in Salisbury and calling it a “Gentleman’s Club”. Lipstick on a pig.
I remember going to kittens and seeing a broad with a star pendant around her butthole
Called her star whore
What’s the difference between a vacuum cleaner and a Harley? A vacuum cleaner only holds one dirtbag.
Alternate take: the dirtbag is on the outside.
While we’re on automotive jokes
What’s the difference between a porcupine And a bmw driver?
Pricks are in the inside.
Can we all agree society has become far too black and white? Couldn’t this situation been avoided by HD sending a certified letter to the owner thanking them for their patronage to the HD brand and regretfully requesting the sign be removed from the premises since there is no agreement between MWD and HD. In exchange for removing the sign, we at HD will provide some authentic HD flair for the interior of your establishment.
I’m not even a businessman and I can see how this should’ve played out and been advantageous for both sides.
Your idea is well intended but consider the consequences. I’m not taking down this sign of your corporate logo unless I get some free shit like everyone else. If they send her merchandise fine but they shouldn’t have to. Glue more Harley memorabilia to the walls inside but respect the polite letter and paint over the corporate logo from the middle.
If somebody told me they had a super hot friend they wanted to set me up with and her nickname was Mrs Worcester I would pass. I know this woman who has her stuff together and your so much alike, she calls herself Mrs. Fitchburg ugghhh.
In my scenario, if the MWD refused to take the sign down not only would they not get anything from me as a good will gesture I would issue a cease and desist order. You automatically assume the MWD would hold up HD for free shit. If they tried that they would get slapped down so fast their fucking head would spin.
You would suck their head after they ass raped you homo
“Couldn’t this situation been avoided by HD sending a certified letter to the owner thanking them for their patronage to the HD brand and regretfully requesting the sign be removed from the premises since there is no agreement between MWD and HD. In exchange for removing the sign, we at HD will provide some authentic HD flair for the interior of your establishment.”
Harley Davidson did send a polite letter asking for the sign to be removed.
Please read the next part carefully, you wrote it, it is your scenario.
“in exchange for removing the sign, we at HD will provide some authentic HD flair for the interior of your establishment.”
If any corporation established the precedent of giving the infringing party gifts or money for removing trade mark infringements the trade mark holder (that’s Harley Davidson) could never enforce another infringement without having to pay some sort extortion fee in flair or whatever. Omg you’re so challenged.
I never said Mizz Woostah would refuse to take the sign down. It was your suggestion of a quid pro quo. Take down the sign and we’ll provide free flair. It seems obvious that you are too intellectually feeble to formulate arguments or comprehend what you read, go scrape down the grill and when your finished empty the grease trap and pick the gum out of the urinals. Please consider finishing your GED or just try reading more but not reading on social media or the internet. Start with comic books then progress to magazines then more complex writing with less pictures. I wish you well regardless of your amazingly confused and hostile brain.
Look in the mirror if you want to see a moron.
MWD didn’t engage in copyright infringement. They did not use the HD logo with the words Miss Worcester Diner on it. They displayed the HD logo without permission.
Goodness you’re stupid, it said (trade mark infringement) not copyright. Telling ya sweets instead of looking in the mirror for yourself try reading comprehension cuz you’re just not getting it.
Half Truth are you the owners retarded daughter or something? The HD logo is protected by both trademark and copyright.
Your words “They displayed the HD logo without permission.” Exactly point of this entire issue, you just confessed but you still don’t understand do you? Copyright law or trademark protection both apply or HD can use both.
Didn’t have the words Miss Worcester on it… and … so … doesn’t need to. Now go find yourself in a mirror.
You are a fucking moron and not a businessman. You would probably bend over and take it up the ass when a spic comes to rob your house. Then you would say good ass fucking and here is half the money I got in my wallet to be fair but you cant rob my house.
Dumbass, you named yourself quite accurately.
You really are dumb.
The law on this is complicated, but the basic principles is this: You need a licensing agreement to use a company logo, name, caricature, etc etc. Not just HD, but any company. I once worked for Shell oil. And they have people who do J thing but check for infingements. Especially at seaside resorts who use the Shell logo. All big companies and many smaller companies do this. Probably some corporate execs were here on a totally unrelated issue and noticed this, and reported it to copyright division. Plain and simple, not licensed, it’s gotta come down. Haters gonna hate, but the laws the law. If they ignore it, they set a precedent that can be used against them over and over. So stop crying, put a few HD stickers on the windows, and let it go.
They probably got ratted out by the local HD franchise..
Honestly, the HD logo would cause me to put my car in reverse and go somewhere else to eat.
Same here. Last time I went into a restaurant that had a bunch of Harleys in the parking lot, I had to walk right back out. Smelled like stale farts and Marlboros. GROSS.
When the HD representatives went on the owners Facebook and saw that duckface photo of her, I’m sure they immediately came to a conclusion that they didn’t want anything to do with her…
Why do so many Harley Riders have such thin skin. I own 3 motorcycles 2 are HD none of this offends me, I laugh at the caricatures of HD riders on South Park and in the movies because it’s funny. I don’t think of myself as part of Sons of Anarchy but like the series and know it’s a tv show. The comments about “yer old lady” are stupid. If you want to interfere in somebody else’s marriage, don’t but if you must. Look for a Golf Widow that’s a real thing. Man always ditching the wife to play golf all weekend in the good weather and boys only golf vacations in the winter.
I see extremists people like this all the time most are grumpy, sad people looking for an outlet and they ride Harleys or are into their Audi or a Golf nut, RedSox, NBA worshiper etc. I’m not one of them I don’t pray to HD or rev out next to my neighbors when going to work at 4 am, I love riding my HD and my biggest concerns are having a good ride and inept drivers, I’m not fighting the personal battles of ever person out there who also likes HD. It’s like anything there are assholes everywhere, do your thing whatever it is and be respectful of other people.
Not a Harley rider here. I just hate seeing the little guy being pushed around by big corporations over tiddly wink BS. Might be time for the Miss Worcester folks to switch to their allegiance to Indian motorcycles.
And I bet you’re triggered by hands clapping, too. What are your pronouns?
I have officially given you guys permission to use my likeness and all associated things Disney once you take the Harley sign down, no problem at all, it’s all good, have fun and enjoy!
This is a new one. A corporation DOESN’T want their logo feces spread everywhere. I remember in school the kids with artistic talent would all be perfectly drawing the HD logo on their textbook covers. Now, those kids better not show off their talents online or they might be slapped with a cease and desist. Such a sad state of affairs in 2020.
Corporate will have a fucking collective heart attack if they head over to Deviant Art.
They’ll see the logo on some anime Chinese chick getting railed, straight double penetration, complete with natural juices splattering and baby batter flowing like Treebeard just released the river in LOTR.
Publicity she wants? You got it. Unfortunately you look really foolish. Your husband is rolling over in his grave. Embarrassed by this temper tantrum. This is fucking America. We have laws. Your biggest mistake is letting the “artist” drag you down. The whole premise of this guys “business ” is copyright infringement. That’s it. For years, that’s all it is. One big theft. Save face Kim, cut ties with that idiot and move on. You are not above the law.
I am a big fan of Miss Worcester Diner. Kim and her staff are always very nice to me and the food is great. It’s nice to see an old diner car still going strong. I must say I am a bit disappointed by all of the nasty comments here.
I’m sure something can be worked out whereby a licensing agreement is signed by both parties to use the HD logo on the diner, while at the same time disclosing that the diner is not endorsed by HD.
Do you know how much that would cost and do you think HD would approve that particular sign?
We are all being hard on her because it’s cut and dry. She fucked up but wouldn’t just face the facts. I’m not even a high school graduate and I know when a corporation asks you nicely to take down their logo, you do it.
Please tell me you’re joking. You cannot be that stupid. A corporation is just going to come to some sort of an agreement on a trademarked logo? BWAHAHA
It’s your Diner, paint as many happy little logos as you want.
Paving company, rather. BK paving is a joke. Look them up.
If HD does not do this like this to protect their trademarks and logos, they lose the right to protect them.
People claiming that Harley bumper stickers and posters are the same are wrong. This are licensed products that Harley sells for money, or allows a manufacturer the right to sell them for a licensing fee.
The person who took the photo and sent it to HD might even be a trademark troll looking to create proof that HD doesn’t defend its trademark, so the troll is free to use it to sell T Shirts, motorcycles, etc under the HD name.
Miss K should. apologize and say she didn’t understand the law (its very complex and this is common) and offer a $1 per year license fee to keep it up and print on the menus that they aren’t affiliated with HD. Betcha they would let it stay as that can cover ND’s rights
HD doesn’t want anything to do with that diner. Period. Not for a dollar or ten thousand dollars.
That family is a shit show. Junkies, reckless driving, DUIs, death, creepy old guy hitting on young chicks, SHITTY pacing company.
Kiss my grits Harley Davidson!!
I want to smell her eyebrows.
How about a new logo of a big Jeep running over a Harley, that would be cool . . . .
THE BLACK FUCKING WIDOWS ARE KNOWN AND FEARED THROUGHOUT THE LAND
YOU FUCKING HERMAPHRODITES
A look back at that diner , a women Was running a fairly successful diner was renting from someone who claimed to own it , turns out Talbert trading claimed ownership of diner and land and evicted that women ( who later tried unsuccessfully to run a breakfast spot on Millbury st at the old Pete’s ) she ended up getting Riun over by a car. Funny thing George Army who ran George’s diner claimed to have proof of the real owner but if he did he took it to his grave . Now it’s been on diners drive in and dives and they do a phenomenal business . as for the “artist “ this guy specializes in stencil art ( paint by numbers ) he bought a CNC machine and makes team logos out of styrofoam and paints them and sells them , calling it art . He is as much of an artist as a kid spray painting graffiti on a wall .
THATS RIGHT AND IF ANY OF YOU LIBERAL SNOWFLAKES GOTTA PROBLEM WITH THAT COME AND TALK TO MY SIX CYLINDER MOTORCYCLE ENGINE! ITS BIG ITS MEAN AND MY BUDDY TEX ONCE HAD A THREESOME WITH IT. YEAH THATS RIGHT IN THIS MOTORCYCLE CLUB WE SHARE ALL OUR WOMEN AND MEN TOO. SOMETIMES WE LIKE TO WEAR THONGS UNDER OUR MOTORCYCLE CHAPS TOO. AND IF YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT TALK TO OUR LAWYER BRUCE. HARLEYS 4 LIFE! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BIKE GANG
How Dare You!
I like Lobster rolls
I like old lady sweaters and screwing over the Massachusetts voters.
AND I’m not even from Massachusetts I’m an Oklahoma girl. Deval was from Chicago, Mitt was from Utah or Michigan, Scott Brown was from New Hampshire or Mass, The Kennedys were mostly from Palm Beach Florida and New York and Rhode Island, McGovern has lived in DC 364 out of 365 days a year for decades and has to pay people to make his house in Worcester look lived in.
Liberal Lunatics from around the country all know they can move to Massachusetts and get elected any time. Residency laws are not enforced for politicians or illegals. Only for Romney Care, income taxes and sales taxes. I just got off the greyhound bus from Cali where is de office transitional assistance and free job training at the community college? My parole occifer in Cali allowed this trip cuz he says he’s sick of dealing with my ass. After I get a a 2 year masters degree in politicals I will run for public office with my sad story about riding the bus from Cali and make all bus riding for free and legalize pot or meth or something courageous.
I like tranny Wuhan prostitutes.
America gave another maggot a dirt nap in January.
Qassim al-Rimi. Fuck Nancy Pelosi.
Even this broad knows better than to hang around Worcester. The selfie was taken at Hi Octane in Billerica.
Jail bars on all windows, puke yellow exterior, missing pieces out of glass panel, random wires all over. By the looks at this shit-hole greasy joint I don’t blame Harley at all.
There’s a functioning business in Worcester besides a dollar store and methadone facility? The Renaissance must be real.
If I have to explain, you wouldn’t understand.
She looks like someone I met at the methadone clinic.
Fuck Yeah Bro!. Cuz U know she knows how to do CERTAIN THINGS a man can appreciate and does things other women won’t do if ya git my drift heh heh.
Like get that grilled cheese a perfect gold/brown, crush up Oreos in ice cream or hand cut and cook French fries that taste awesome, FUCK YEAH!
HD scours the internet, constantly issuing C & D notices.
They did it to a shop owner who only used the outline for a charity event, silhouette only and had his shop name in it as part of the bike run ad.
If they aren’t getting a piece of the pie, they squawk.
It is probable that no individual reported the logo and they simply came across it in their searches.
That’s pretty shitty. How many building contractors use the Tim Allen TV show Home Improvement logo as theirs with slight variations? Either it’s not copyrighted (which I find very hard to believe) or the entertainment industry realizes getting their brand out is more important than flexing their corporate muscle and pissing off their consumer base.
Huh? Tim who?
Harley Davidson is the Chicago Bulls hat of the 70s. All white trash, the original ratchets.
Just because you’ve never ridden anything more powerful than a moped and you’re jealous because your old lady starts to moisten and squirm in her seat when she sees or hears bikes, that’s no reason to be hateful.
I feel bad for you. It must suck to be bikeless, ball-less and beta.
I feel even worse for your woman. I’ll console her next time she calls me up for a “ride”.
yeah – thats right we are bikers man. it must suck not to have one of these rumbling thru my chap leathered legs. and yeah dont get me started on your women
Oh please! Harley Davidsons are over-priced, overweight, and under-powered pieces of shit. Harley owner’s think they have a real cool bike when they breach the 100 horsepower level with a fucking 800 pound bike. Sorry dude, HDs are barely a step above a fucking moped when it comes to performance.
riding a Harley in summer in traffic is like riding a woodstove. shitty performance, they suck cock. I had a Buell, it was better but it was like a redhead in a purple sweater with lopsided tits.
fuck nancy piglosi and adam schitt
Harley riders always have the same childish comebacks. They’re raping your wife or daughter and living the dream. The vibration excites their prostate and overcomes their ED so they ride with a boner, umm real upbeat convincing stuff.
I lol’ed for real, dawg.
Turgid on 2 wheels, you ADMIT that you can only score with the caliber of women so low that an inanimate object is enough to get her excited? You can’t get a woman by having looks, personality or being an accomplished, decent man, you have to get a woman with such low standards that loud noise is enough to get her in bed? I personally don’t know any women that dumb and desperate. Where do you find them, behind dumpsters?
Explain the all black bike clubs if it is such a white trash kind of thing.
If someone owns a Harley or three, odds are that they’re far from ratchet. Ratchets are usually broke as a joke.
Ratchets aren’t usually into doing charity and volunteer stuff, either.
Your wife tells me that 3100 RPM is juuuust right, in case you were wondering.
We have our biker gang and we are tough. We do charity runs and brag about it on message boards. When I go out for a biker run that 3100RPM feels just right on my hemorrhoids. And when I go out with my gang I get to act tough. Best part of being a biker besides swallowing bugs at 80mph is that showers are optional. But I do get to rev my engine at red lights – VROOOM -VROOOOMM!!
Oh wow. I own a Harley. I’m cool. My payment is only $425 a month for something I can only use four months a year.
And it makes a lot of ridiculous noise.
Most of them can “afford” Harleys because they live in tiny, shitbox houses, wear clothes from the Salvation Army and never travel other than on their bike. They pour every cent into their noise machines so they feel manly. Fact is, we’re laughing at them.
Can we get married here though?
Something else is going on here, it has nothing to do with using a trade mark to advertise. Why would a major corporation go out of their way to attack a business owner?
This was all explained in detail in the article.
It’s about protecting a brand that has been a huge investment.
Are you a genuine moron or did you just comment withput actually reading it?
Pissing off your customer base is NOT how you protect your brand. Do you think these people were just taking selfies in front of the Harley sign to look cool on social media??
I know I’m not gonna get through to anybody. The law is the law. But, there are times you need to play nice in this world. It’s not as if the MWD folks were slandering HD.
The truth is you dound like the ultimate faggot.
Get out of here with that talk. How old are you? 10?
So sick of Turtleboy detractors talking like this to make it seem like it’s the supporters.
she’s been ridden hard, despite the duck pucker, it’s written all over her face, so she might expect a cease and desist letter from Yamaha Dirt Bikes, too.
She’s a Harley Davidson chick. They usually start out with the first guy they meet on an 883. Then they go to a guy on a 1200. And so on.
I suspect Harley chicks have tattoos and have seen a lot of dicks. From small Sportsters to Fat Boys.
She’s seen more dick than a urinal in a New York subway.
She’s got the 1000 cock look in her eyes.
Immature mentality all about image and perception the trademark ripoff sign has nothing to do with frying eggs or making toast but they have the sign there cuz cuz well I guess it distracts from frying eggs and making toast.
Ok honey we all know you love Harley’s now take deep breaths and try to focus on your homework.
This is the spic entitlement mentality and if you dont give them what they want to take from you then you are a racist.
Can’t blame Harley-Davidson. They probably just finished watching your video of the three guys fighting on that Worcester sidewalk and realized the only Harleys likely to be seen in Worcester will be stolen ones.
On the other hand, Harley-Davidson’s core rider group is rapidly aging and the younger generations seem more interested in video games, social media, and the like. And they say HD’s prototype electric motorcycle is a slow, expensive pig. Maybe not such a good idea to turn away the diminishing number of fans it has remaining. In a few years, HD may offer to pay the restaurant to put the sign back up.
If they bought a big ass Harley flag and put it up they would have been fine. That would just be displaying a licensed product
Spic bitch. Send her back.
She’s not even Spanish or Puerto Rican you fucking retard. Take your racist fist and stick it up your gaping asshole.
Which lib are you voting for?
Kinda feel like an idiot don’t you. Thought you had a real provocative comment when in reality anyone with borderline retardation and zero creativity could’ve come up with the same drivel.
Leave that shit to ST, at least he’s good at it.
Hey shitstain she looks like a filthy spic and just because you have a gapung asshole from gang bangs doesnt mean everyone else does.
At times in the past, HD has licensed the company name to businessmen running restaurants in NYC and Vegas. The real Vegas, not Manchvegas. The name has value, and this value is typically paid for in business, at the agreement of the lawyers and owners.
If “Revolution Pizza” of Worcester decided to call itself “The Kniskern Cafe”, likely there would be some legal trouble.
Throttle up, and speed away! To Bettys!