The trademark battle is over between designer John Geiger and Nike, and both have released a joint statement to announce the amicable resolution of their conflict.
The statement reads in part: “Nike and John Geiger have resolved the lawsuit related to Nike’s Air Force 1 trade dress and John Geiger’s footwear products, specifically his GF-01 shoes.” The dispute was resolved amicably and saw John Geiger making some concessions.
Part of the concession includes John Geiger modifying his GF-01 shoes. But, of course, John Geiger, whom Nike claims to respect, will continue building his brand and designing new shoes without following the path that provoked conflict at the outset.
John Geiger shared the joint statement on his verified Twitter account and tagged Nike to it. Last we checked, though, Nike did not share the same message and has not disputed that it has actually resolved the trademark dispute with the other designer. You can check out the statement below.
The news of the settlement has been greeted with delight by many John Geiger fans. Most shared their pleasure and support on Twitter, and John Geiger retweeted some of them.
In the world of fashion and design, trademark disputes are nothing new. But only a few get to be resolved quickly.