Nirvana Sues Fashion Designer For Stealing Band Logo

December 31, 2018

According to a report by TMZ, Nirvana has filed a lawsuit against fashion designer Marc Jacobs for reappropriating the band's smiley-face logo without their permission.

As part of the clothing brand's "Bootleg Grunge Redux" collection, the design takes Nirvana's famous logo by replacing the X-eyes with its initials with "Heaven" written above in the band's font. However, the band trademarked the image in 1992 and never granted Marc Jacobs permission to use or adjust the original design.

Smells like copyright infringement.