Tuesday, June 28, 2005
It's like screaming at a ball!!!
Nike has issued a a statement with an excuse and an apology and a "we will throw away all the stuff we made." But they didn't say they made it. They said skaters made it. Therefor making Dischord look like they are attacking skaters.
I guess it was just an oversite. It's a severly understaffed legal department over there at Nike and hugely iconic, copyrighted artwork, photographs and logos often slip through the cracks.
Nike says "This was a poor judgment call and should not have been executed without consulting Minor Threat and Dischord Records."
COME ON!!! Seriosly, Nike doesnt make "judgement calls." This is not a little boutique ad house. This is NIKE INCORPORATED! They make close to 400 million a quarter. They don't put in a lunch order without first "running it by legal."
Perhaps all of their copyright and trademark lawyers were busy attacking John Smith Ale's new horseshoe logo which they say resembles the Nike "swoosh".
See the shoe barely on the other foot here (no photo, but trust me its just a damn horseshoe.)