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Hey! Wait! Nirvana’s got a new copyright complaint

Michael Loney, New York

Nirvana is suing Marc Jacobs for copyright and trade mark infringement for its use of a smiley face logo in its Bootleg Redux Grunge clothing collection, with observers saying the fashion brand will likely rely on First Amendment defences

Grunge band Nirvana is suing Marc Jacobs, alleging the fashion brand has infringed its copyright and misleadingly used its trade marks with the “Bootleg Redux Grunge” collection of clothing.

The complaint, filed by Rimon’s Mark Lee in the Central District...

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