On June 26, 2012 I reported on the dispute between Paisano Publications, owner of the Easyriders mark, and KSLB&D Inc. exploiting until recently under license of Paisano the Easyriders Saloon & Steakhouse on Lazelle Street in Sturgis, South Dakota. On June 22, 2012 Paisano filed a complaint against KSLB&D in Superior Court Of Los Angeles alleging breach of contract regarding different licensing agreements. Among them: Covering the Easyriders signs in and around the Saloon. Discontinuing the sale of Easyriders merchandise and clothing. Changing the bar & restaurant name name from Easyriders Saloon & Steakhouse to The Saloon & Steakhouse.
Defendant alleges that Paisano didn’t fully performed all conditions and obligations required under the License Agreement, and is claiming Paisano failure of finding vendors to rent space around the property during the 2012 Sturgis Rally. For relief, Paisano is asking for payment of damages by the defendant in an amount of at least $2,000,000. Paisano Publications provided to me the full complaint. You can read it by clicking on: Paisano v. KSLB&D Complaint. (photo @ Cyril Huze)