Marc Jacobs moves for dismissal of Grunge collection copyright suit
Marc Jacobs has filed for a dismissal of a copyright lawsuit
brought up by Nirvana. against the fashion brand back in December over the
Redux Grunge collection Marc Jacobs had released last year.
Marc Jacobs created its Redux Grunge collection for the Resort 2019
season, basing it off of from its own collection from 1992. Like the
original release, the reintroduction takes inspiration from the era of
grunge music of the early 1990s, particularly in the clothing styles
worn by bands such as Nirvana.
According to Nirvana’s original lawsuit, the brand was not
authorized to use trademarks including the Nirvana smiley face logo in
its collection. While this logo appears on quite a few of the
collection’s 26 pieces, Marc Jacobs has now argued that it is not
infringing on any trademarks.
Lawyers for Marc Jacobs filed a dismissal in a California federal
court earlier this week, arguing that Nirvana is not the legitimate
owner of the logo in question. Rather, the brand claimed that the late
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain designed the logo, and his widow and
daughter, Courtney Love and Frances Bean respectively, approved the
Redux Grunge collection.