Motorcycle club Hells Angels has launched legal action against three fashion businesses for using its logo without permission.

The motorcycle club is taking action against designer Alexander McQueen and US department store business Saks and etailer which both sell the product, after claiming that the McQueen label has used a patented logo of a skull with wings, on clothing and accessories, without permission, according to The Times.

A McQueen handbag, a jacquard box dress and pashmina scarf are some of the items that use the logo.

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club registered patents for the skull and wings design in 1984 and has since authorised its use on some clothing and jewellery for promotional purposes.

The club says that the use of the logo will cause its reputation “irreparable harm”, and it wants all the product destroyed, as well as profits, interest and costs.