USPS Settles With Nike Over Its Postal Service-Inspired Air Force 1 ShoeMay 5, 2021
The United States Postal Service has announced it will officially license Nike’s USPS-inspired Air Force 1.
Still yet to be released, the sneaker set off a short dispute over intellectual property rights that saw the government agency call out Nike for its hypocrisy. Just a week prior to the USPS’s public statement, Nike had initiated legal action against MSCHF for its custom Air Max 97 “Satan Shoes” made in collaboration with Lil Nas X. The Postal Service pointed out that while Nike is quite hawkish in protecting its own copyrights, it was using USPS’ own iconography without express permission.
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