Nike Resolves Bad Blood With Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes' Seller
Law360 (April 8, 2021, 11:15 PM EDT) -- Nike Inc. settled a trademark dispute on Thursday with a Brooklyn-based artists collective over claims that consumers would be duped into thinking the company is affiliated with Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoes," which feature the Nike swoosh logo, with the art collective agreeing to recall the sneakers.
The settlement comes a week after U.S. District Judge Eric R. Komitee granted Nike's request for a temporary restraining order against MSCHF Product Studio Inc., the New York design studio behind rapper Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoes," blocking the sale of the allegedly trademark-infringing sneakers that feature a drop of human blood.
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