Nirvana’s lawsuit against Marc Jacobs given the green light
Nirvana have been given the the go ahead to proceed with their lawsuit against US fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
Lawyers representing Nirvana filed the lawsuit late last year, claiming that Jacobs took the band’s famous ‘smiley face’ logo and used for his his Bootleg Redux Grunge collection for a t-shirt which featured the word ‘heaven’ above it in a similar font to Nirvana’s logo.
Jacobs lawyers argued that Nirvana did not own the copyrighted logo and therefore the fashion designer didn’t infringe on the copyright.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, US District Judge John A. Kronstadt dismissed Jacobs’ motion, adding that the only “discernible difference” between the two faces is the use of the letters ‘M’ and ‘J’ where the Xs for eyes were in the original graphic.
Kronstadt added: “It is also noteworthy that the Accused Products have combined this protectable artwork with other distinctive elements of the Nirvana t-shirt, including the use of yellow lines on black background and a similar type and placement for the text above the image on the clothing.”
Jacobs originally pointed out that the word ‘Nirvana’ was omitted from his design, that the ‘Flower Sniffin’ writing hadn’t been used, that his face didn’t use Xs for eyes – although he admitted similarities between the “squiggly line for a mouth with a tongue protruding therefrom” and “a roughly circular facial outline.”
Jacobs maintains he simply “reinterpreted” the original design.
Lets hope Nirvana walks away with a huge settlement.
Marilyn Manson to Join Ozzy Osbourne on Tour!
Osbourne had started the “No More Tours 2” with Stone Sour supporting, but Corey Taylor returned to Slipknot to support their latest effort “We Are Not Your Kind” and so therefore Marilyn Manson ahs stepped up. Osbourne would praise Manson saying
“Marilyn is killer live,” , “He’s so out there, and if I think that, then look out, we’re all screwed.”
Manson commented, “I’ve toured with Ozzy many times and it’s always been spectacular. I’m honored to do it again. This is one not to miss.”
The North American tour leg will resume on May 27 in Atlanta.
The tour dates are as follows:
Ozzy Osbourne / Marilyn Manson 2020 North American Tour
May 27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
May 29 – Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center
May 31 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
June 2 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 4 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
June 6 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hershey Park Stadium
June 11 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 13 – Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 16 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
June 18 – Hamilton, Ontario @ First Ontario Centre
June 20 – Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
June 22 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden Arena
June 24 – St Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 26 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
June 28 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 1 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest
July 3 – St Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
July 7 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place
July 9 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 11 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
July 15 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
July 17 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
July 23 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
July 29 – San Diego, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 31 – Las Vegas, Calif. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena