It’s always been a puzzle how S&S and Harley Davidson got along since there seems to be a lot of potential for complaints of trademark or patent violations, at least it seems that way to the outside observer. Well, it looks like there has been a bit of legal wrangling going on in the background, and the announcement today says the two parties have agreed to get along:
Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc. and S&S Cycle, Inc. announced today that they have resolved litigation between the two companies which had been pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. In March 2005, Harley-Davidson filed a Complaint against S&S alleging various acts of patent and trademark infringement. The companies recently reached an amicable resolution to the litigation that involved re-design by S&S of crankcases and oiling systems and a re-write of S&S product descriptions referencing Harley-Davidson’s trademarks.
Links: S&S press release