EDDIE VAN HALEN Suing NIKE Over Shoe Design

Posted: June 16, 2009 by streetsrusblogtalk in Celebs, Drama, Feud, Finance, Gossip
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According to KTLA-TV, guitarist Eddie Van Halen filed a lawsuit against Nike in Los Angeles Friday, alleging the company used the trademarked striped design from his guitar on their new line of Dunk Lows tennis shoes. The Nike shoes feature red, white and black streaks along the midsole. The suit states that Van Halen received a 2001 copyright for the design on the body of his Frankenstein electric guitar. Court papers allege that Nike infringed on that copyright by using the design on sneakers without “consent, approval or license.”

The suit is not only seeking monetary retribution — it also calls for “the impoundment and destruction of all footwear.”

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