After going through a months-long lawsuit against designer Warren Lotas over his Dunk lookalikes last year, Nike is taking steps to protect more of its iconic sneakers. Last week, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officially granted Nike’s trademark for the Air Jordan 1.
After releasing a giraffe-inspired take on the popular Dunk Low, Nike (NYSE:NKE +2.67%) ‘s Nike Sportswear sub-label is expanding its “Animal” pack with a new black and gray style. Featuring a stark color scheme and shaggy detailing slightly reminiscent of Medicom Toy and Nike SB‘s SB Dunk Low from 2020, the latest “Animal Pack” supplies a look that’s much more low-key than most of the Swoosh’s other animal print sneakers with its “Black/Anthracite/Pure Platinum” color scheme.
As far as we know it, Nike (NYSE:NKE +0.45%) only has a handful of Kobe sneaker releases left up its sleeve given that Bryant’s deal with the Swoosh has concluded. and one that’s included in the mix is this newly surfaced Kobe 6 Protro “Mamba Forever”. This particular makeup is arguably one of the most heartfelt releases to-date as it honors the life of Gigi Bryant whose life was unfortunately taken far too soon.
Kanye West’s Grammy-worn Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes are expected to usurp Michael Jordan’s game-worn AJ1’s to become the most expensive sneakers ever sold.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Oregon says a former longtime Nike took several steps to defraud the company of nearly $1.5 million over a two-year period.