Media Law Case of the Week

The Media Law Case of the Week is the rock band Van Halen’s  copyright infringement suit against Nike.

No, the suit does not involve the use of a Van Halen song. This case is about sneakers. Really.

The band alleges that a new Nike shoe pattern infringes on a copyright it owns on a pattern/design used on guitars and licensed for a Van Halen line of sneakers. (Nike denies this.)

Somehow I don’t think Nike will be ready to “jump” at settling this case.

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