I received a very nice reply From Harley-Davidson to my idea of the century:
Dear Mr. Gruhn,
Thank you for sharing your idea and expressing an interest in utilizing the registered trademarks of Harley-Davidson, in conjunction with a riding vacuum cleaner.
Harley-Davidson is unwilling to enter into a license agreement for this type of product, since our current strategy is twofold: to concentrate on products that we believe further the motorcycle experiences for our current customers and to bring new customers to the brand through relevant products that demonstrate our unique brand attributes and values.
Although this letter is not the response you anticipated, we hope that it does not in any way reduce your enthusiasm for Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
Thank you for considering Harley-Davidson.
Harley-Davidson Licensing Department
- Posted by Gruhn on October 15th, 2010