Judge Blocks Sales of Lil Nas X's Satanic Nikes
The shoe company has been granted a temporary restraining order against MSCHF
Published Apr 01, 2021Nike has successfully blocked the sales of Lil Nas X's Satan shoes with a temporary restraining order against MSCHF, the art collective that edited the viral Nike Air Max sneakers for the rapper's bloody promotional purposes.
The shoe company filed the request yesterday (March 31), and the U.S. District Court approved it today, meaning the Brooklyn-based agency won't be allowed to fulfill any orders — for the time being at least.
"Nike filed a trademark infringement and dilution complaint against MSCHF today related to the Satan Shoes," Nike told CBS News in a statement. "We don't have any further details to share on pending legal matters. However, we can tell you we do not have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF. The Satan Shoes were produced without Nike's approval or authorization, and Nike is in no way connected with this project."
Nike's lawsuit claims that the Satanic shoes have already caused "significant confusion and dilution occurring in the marketplace, including calls to boycott Nike in response to the launch of MSCHF's Satan Shoes."
But it seems Lil Nas X's promotional goals have already been achieved, as his new song "MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)" is currently poised to destroy music charts in the coming days. And besides — Miley Cyrus already has a pair.
me after the nike lawsuit pic.twitter.com/XVLjHlSrru— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021