Nirvana Lawsuit Against Marc Jacobs.
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It smells like a lawsuit for Marc Jacobs, as a judge is allowing Nirvana’s copyright infringement case against the Fashion Label, to go through.
Back in 2018, alternative rock legends Nirvana sued the designer for using their iconic smiley face logo on a shirt.
The complaint states that the image on the shirt is “virtually identical” to Nirvana’s trademarked image, which Kurt Cobain designed and trademarked in 1993.
Marc Jacobs filed a motion to dismiss the complaint in March, arguing that it was intentional to associate the “Bootleg Redux Grunge” collection with Nirvana.
The Judge, however, said that none of the reasons were enough to dismiss the case, and that the only difference between the logo is the use of M and J for eyes instead of X’s.
The judge also stated that the label combined the band’s artwork with other elements distinctive to the Nirvana shirt as well, like the use of yellow lines on a black background.
So, was this design just a tribute to the grunge legends, or an unfair copy?
Let us know your thoughts below!
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