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Our controversial Horns Design

Billy Biohazard in our controversial horns design

Our controversial Horns Design…..

Horns BLK T

Billy Biohazard from the hardcore band BIOHAZARD is wearing our controversial Horns T-shirt design, which was one of our first ever designs and has caused controversy ever since.

We own the European Trade mark for this design as well as the world copyright and as a natural progression of our aspiring designs, we dared to trade mark it in the USA as NO ONE had ever trade marked the horns hand logo there before.  We felt confident all would be fine however one hell of a fight with the University of texas ensued!!

After a year long battle, the threat of being sued and taken to court in texas (like that would be a fair trial!) and $25,000 in lawyers fees, we had to agree to drop our trademark claim in the USA.  Nevertheless, we managed to negotiate several important points;

  1. we were able to sell in the USA but NOT in texas,
  2. they would NOT steal or use our Horns design and
  3. not object to my USA copyright of the design.

The big downside is that we had to agree to let them trade mark an inferior version of OUR horns design which we believe was completed in 2014, a full 5 years after our design was first registered in Europe!

As a result, ALL of our horns designs are BANNED in texas but not the other US states.  So much for “land of the FREE,” eh!!!  These actions have NOT deterred us but instead have inspired us to create a new brand….BANNED IN TEXAS…which will offer Americans the opportunity to purchase our Horns Designs state side.

Men's Banned in Texas flag

If you are interested in purchasing a horns design T-shirt, visit our webstore!  We are able to deliver to any state apart from texas.

Do you own a retail store and want to carry our designs?  We have printers in LA who can print all our designs for retail outlets not located in texas.  If you are interested, or know someone who may be, please contact us at info@stainedclassmerch.com

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!!!! \m/

 

Leave a comment below letting us know what you think of our controversial Horns Design!

 

**photo credit:  Billy and Bobby Biohazard by CINDY FREY
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Stained Class Merch and BIOHAZARD. . .

Stained Class Merch & BIOHAZARD smashed Malaga, Madrid and Badalona!

We were at 3 amazing gigs with BIOHAZARD where we met new friends and were able to party with old ones.  Thanks Billy Biohazard, Danny Biohazard, Scott Biohazard and Bobby Biohazard for your support.  We salut you!

Click the links below to buy the same shirts as Billy, Scott and Danny BIOHAZARD!

Billy in Madrid

Billy BIOHAZARD in our Horns Hand US Flag shirt.  Click here to BUY NOW!

Billy in skull shirt Malaga

Billy BIOHAZARD in our SCM Skull shirt.  Click here to BUY NOW!

Danny BIOHAZARD in drummer shirt

Danny BIOHAZARD in our Drummer shirt.  Click here to BUY NOW!

bazooka in our born a rocker shirt

Scott BIOHAZARD in our BORN A ROCKER DIE A ROCKER shirt.  Click here to BUY NOW!

billy in born a rocker shirt

Billy BIOHAZARD in our BORN A ROCKER DIE A ROCKER shirt.  Click here to BUY NOW!

Bobby BIOHAZARD in born a rocker shirt

Bobby BIOHAZARD in our BORN A ROCKER DIE A ROCKER shirt.  Click here to BUY NOW!

 

Leave a comment below and let us know who you think wears it best!