Nike stops sales of the Nike swoosh logo to 5th Ave in New York New York- A federal judge sided with Lil Nas X on Thursday in ordering a Brooklyn company to temporarily stop further sales of Satan Shoes that it produced in collaboration with rapper Nike Inc.
The U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee ruled in Brooklyn three days after Nike sued MSCHF Product Studio Inc., claiming that the black and red devil-themed sneakers carrying the Nike swoosh logo infringed its trademarks.
The sneakers are designed versions of the Nike Air Max 97 sneakers which purport to contain one drop of biblical blood in the midsoles, and are printed with Luke 10:18 a customized passage referring to Satan's fall from heaven.
Only 666 pairs, costing$ 1,018 each were made; Nike, known for the Old Town Road song, was planning on Monday to select who would get the 666th pair, but this plan was removed following Lil Nas X's lawsuit filed on.
He is not a defendant in the case, lawyers for Nike and MSCHF had no immediate comment or did not immediately respond to requests for comment. MSCHF lawyers said Satan Shoes were not traditionally personalized sneakers, but rather individual works of art, based on the company's Jesus shoes based on the same Nike model in 2019. They said a temporary restraining order was unnecessary because shoe buyers would not think Nike was involved, and all but the 666th pair had already been sold and no more were made.
In contrast, Nike's lawyers said even Sneakerheads' were actually confused by MSCHF's shoes and MSCHF had a history of shipping infringing shoes faster than courts could stop it.
Last month, Montero released a devil-themed video for his song Lil Nas X.