Marc Jacobs Fires Back at Nirvana's Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement

March 12, 2019
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In December 2018, Nirvana has filed a lawsuit against fashion designer Marc Jacobs for copyright infringement after the brand decided to use the band's logo as part of their "Grunge Redux" collection without their permission.

Now the fashion brand wants the lawsuit tossed out after denying any form of copyright infringement, suggesting that the band does not own the logo and that there are "profound" differences between the designs.

According to the legal documents, the fashion designer's lawyers deny any form of copyright infringement, suggesting that the band does not own the logo and that there are "profound" differences between the designs.

"The Complaint stems from the false premise that the Plaintiff owns a U.S. copyright registration on a smiley face design (albeit a different one than the one found on the Accused Products), when in fact, that smiley face is merely a fraction of the full artwork covered by the registration and the remainder of the covered artwork is not alleged to have been used on the Accused Products," the complaint states. "For the reasons stated herein, the Complaint should be dismissed for failing to state a claim upon which relief can be granted with regard to each cause of action."

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