Be Sure To Follow Blogue On Twitter - Follow Us Now!
Home » SHOES

Nike is Running With the Devil – Van Halen says STOP

Images + Post By: | June 18, 20099 Comments


WWD reported that Eddie Van Halen is planning to sue Nike for using his iconic guitar pattern in their shoes.  And he plans to launch a sneaker line of his own.  Judging by the pic to follow maybe Nike owned Converse should sue EVH? The pic and article, after the jump.


Eddie Van Halen wants Nike to stop running with the devil.

Reps for the Van Halen rocker’s company, ELVH Inc., filed a cause of action for copyright infringement Friday in Los Angeles Federal District Court against Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike.

ELVH alleges that the design of certain Nike Dunk Low styles infringe on the copyright the company holds for the red-white-and-black-striped pattern Van Halen made famous on his “Frankenstein” guitar — and for which the musician has held the copyright since 2001.

Citing “irreparable harm and damage,” ELVH is asking for the impoundment and destruction of all the shoes in question, as well as all profits from the sale of the shoes and damages.

As previously reported by Footwear News, Van Halen released a line of men’s high- and low-top sneakers featuring the Frankenstein design earlier this spring though licensee New Jersey-based FEA Merchandising, a company specializing in recording-artist merchandise.

Lawyers for Van Halen said they had no comment beyond the filing, preferring, they said, “to try cases in court.”

In a statement provided to FN by a brand spokesperson, Nike said it was aware of the lawsuit but did not believe it to have merit. “Based on the information provided to us, we have not infringed on any rights held by Mr. Van Halen,” it said. “Nike’s Dunk shoe design is not substantially similar to any of the Van Halen designs, and Nike has not referenced the ‘Van Halen’ name or image as part of any marketing campaign or promotional material associated with the shoe.”

Forget about  FEA Merchandising, they should co-brand with Vans – Vans Halen, get it?

Photo via: Hypebeast

Related Posts with Thumbnails


  • vh lover said:

    I’d sue them too. This version sucks. Nike could have done a better job..

  • Helaine Strasters said:

    Hi! I’ve been following your website for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the excellent work!

  • mature singles only said:

    We stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to exploring your web page repeatedly. mature singles I love what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and exposure! Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve you guys to my blogroll.

  • reverse osmosis water filters said:

    Whenever I study a topic I’ve no clue what i may find. I am so thrilled to have came across this comprehensive blogging since it flawlessly covers the questions I have in mind and also the unspoken issues which i would have checked for later.

  • false favourites said:

    Very nice article and right to the point. I don’t know if this is really the best place to ask but do you people have any thoughts on where to employ some professional writers? Thanks :)

  • curvature of penis said:

    There are some fascinating cut-off dates on this article however I don?t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There is some validity however I will take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want extra! Added to FeedBurner as well

  • PearleWSanda said:

    Hello, Neat post. There is certainly a difficulty along with your website in web explorer, might
    test this? IE nonetheless is definitely the marketplace chief and a tremendous
    section of folks will leave out your fantastic
    writing because of this challenge.

  • GailIKilleen said:

    Exceptional post however I was wanting to know if you could write
    a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could
    elaborate a little bit more. Thanks!

  • StaciTHalt said:

    Admiring the dedication you put into your website and in depth information you offer.

    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that
    isn’t the same out of date rehashed material.
    Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Say what you feel, just remember NO SPAMMING ALLOWED!

hits counter