Nike wins temporary restraining order against Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ -Nike has won its first court victory over Lil Nas X and “Satan’s shoes unofficially” from MSCHF. However, it is unclear what effect that decision will have.
Following the release of a religious music video of artist “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” last week, Lil Nas X and the Brooklyn collective MSCHF, a group known for editing high-end cultural items from create image Limited print, announce they will release the modified Nike Air Max 97 shoes of 666 with a pentagram beauty, Luke 10:18 art and human blood embedded in the sole.
The $ 1,018 shoes were sold within minutes, prompting Nike to sue manufacturers for a trademark violation, as “they were published without Nike certification or license, and Nike has nothing to do with this activity”.
On Thursday, a judge sided with the sports giant and issued a temporary restraining order to the unofficial Nike shoes.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nike said that “Satan’s shoes” have tarnished the professional reputation of the company, as people believe they are employee information, which has led many customers to threaten to build the company. Nike made no attempt to call the joint design court for the 2019 forecast of this design, “the shoes of Jesus,” which is another innovation Nike Air Max 97 with a cross-section, a sole full of fresh water from the Jordan. . p incense incense. However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, “Nike has left open the possibility of correcting his complaint to reconcile with the claim about Jesus’ shoes.”
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MSCHF’s lawyers argued that this isn’t a matter of trademark, but rather a First Amendment issue, and given the limited-edition nature of the shoes they are “not typical sneakers, but rather individually numbered works of art that were sold to collectors for $1,018 each.”
In a letter to the judge on Wednesday, they added that all but one pair of the “Satan shoes,” which was withheld for a giveaway, have already been shipped to customers thus making this temporary restraining order completely unnecessary.
Regardless, US District Court Judge Eric Komitee ruled in favor of Nike and granted them the temporary restraining order against MSCHF.
Representatives for Nike, Lil Nas X and MSCHF were not immediately available for comment.