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Nike Kreuz Into Another Legal Battle, This Time Over Unlicensed Fonts

Nike Lawsuit Unlicensed Fonts

Team Swoosh’s legal team have already had a busy 2023. Not only have they taken action against A Bathing Ape and their BAPE STA model, but they’ve also sued Lululemon over a Flyknit patent. Now, it looks like the team at Nike is going to be busy for a little while longer.

A new lawsuit from Production Type, a digital type design agency based in France, claim Nike have used unlicensed fonts in advertising material across video and print. Product Type filed a lawsuit through the New York Federal Court alleging that their ‘Kreuz’ font was used without authorisation.

According to the suit, Nike purchased two single-user desktop licenses for ‘Kreuz Condensed Light’ and one audio-visual license. Further claims assert that Nike also used trial versions of Production Type’s ‘Kreuz Condensed Regular’, ‘Kreuz Condensed Medium’, ‘Kreuz Medium’ and ‘Kreuz Extended Light’ fonts. As these were only trial versions, commercial and production use was prohibited. According to Production Type, Nike infringed on this term by using those fonts across retail displays and content on their YouTube channel.

The plaintiff states that they’ve lost a large sum of revenue and are now seeking damages reaching upwards of $150,000.

Stay locked to Sneaker Freaker for updates on this lawsuit as it unfolds.

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