Giving New Meaning to the Assignment-In-Gross Rule for Trademarks

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Asset forfeiture related to criminal activity is not new, but taking a trademark may be novel. The Justice Department is asking a court to transfer rights in the Mongols biker gang trademark to the government. Unfortunately for the U.S. Government, assigning a trademark requires transfer of the associated good will. Is the U.S. government seeking to acquire the "good will" of providing biker gang servies?