It’s no secret that John Geiger has been public about his legal battle with Nike. But now the designer is taking Nike to court over a case it filed against him. In addition to the Gold, Silver, and Bronze editions of the JG Lawsuit NFT. He announced the release of the JG Lawsuit NFT from his eponymous brand. As reported by Nike, the image will feature a copy of Nike’s lawsuit against Geiger and a John Geiger GF-01 sneaker.
Geiger said, “The JG Lawsuit NFT will harness our lawsuit versus Nike. That has created an even stronger following as Nike continues to engage in frivolous lawsuits designed to stall the progress of its competitors,” Geiger said in a statement. Nike has been contacted for comment.
Geiger was named in a lawsuit in August 2021 by Nike, expanding on its initial complaint against footwear manufacturer La La Land Production & Design. In the complaint, La La Land disclosed that it supplied Geiger with sneakers that resembled the Nike Air Force 1. Which infringed on certain trade dress elements for that product. Geiger actively created confusion in the marketplace by marketing and selling the shoes in a way that capitalized on “Nike’s reputation and its iconic shoes’ reputation,” according to Nike.
Consumer mistake led to a lawsuit
The Central California District Court received a motion to dismiss in November 2021. Geiger’s lawyers at the time argued that Geiger’s GF-01 sneakers did not infringe on Nike’s trademarks or engage in unfair competition with Nike. Because it is unlikely for consumers to mistake these shoes for Nike products. The National Football League took this opportunity to create something special for our supporters. After much research into the current and future landscapes of NFT and its community. Sean Davis, the co-founder of John Geiger, said that each NFT will bring real-world events and products along the way.
The John Geiger Discord says that only one Gold JG lawsuit NFT will ever be released. Along with the Gold GF-01 art piece as well as a lawsuit signed by Geiger. The Silver award will consist of three art pieces and one signed lawsuit. While the Bronze award will consist of one art piece.