Hipster retailer Urban Outfitters was slapped with a trademark infringement lawsuit this week by motorcycle manufacturing giant Harley-Davidson. Turns out, Urban Outfitters allegedly purchased officially licensed Harley merchandise, made some alterations to the garments and then offered them for sale as its own creations.

According to Harley-Davidson’s complaint, which was filed in a Wisconsin federal court, Urban Outfitters took the genuine Harley garments and cut, “mutilated” and shredded them, and “removed Harley-Davidson hangtags, neck tags, and/or labels and replaced them with [its] own branding.” In case you’re not familiar, the company claims that its “Urban Renewal” collection consists of “handcrafted one-of-a-kind products [made] out of vintage and surplus items.” 

A lawyer for Urban Outfitters has released a statement in behalf of the Philadelphia-based retailer, saying that the garments at issue are, in fact, vintage and that it is  “unfortunate” that Harley-Davidson brought the suit while it is in the process of investigating the company’s claims. More to come …