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.