- On Sunday, designer Marc Jacobs posed for an Instagram photo wearing a T-shirt from a recent collection that is the subject of a lawsuit against him.
- The $115 black Bootleg Grunge Tee features the word “Heaven” printed above a yellow smiley face.
- Nirvana is suing the designer for his use of the smiley face symbol, which the band’s attorneys claim is “virtually identical” to their own copyright-protected logo, in the Marc Jacobs Redux Grunge collection.
- On December 28, TMZ was the first to report on the legal complaint filed against Marc Jacobs, as well as retailers of the designer, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
- The band is seeking compensation from Jacobs and his retailers because they feel that the brand’s similar design will mislead customers.
- Representatives for Nirvana declined to comment. Representatives for Marc Jacobs did not immediately reply to INSIDER’s request for comment.
On December 28, 2018, Nirvana filed a legal complaint against fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
The rock band is suing the designer for his use of a smiley face symbol, which Nirvana’s attorneys claim is “virtually identical” to their logo, in the Marc Jacobs Redux Grunge collection.
Jacobs has yet to publicly comment on the lawsuit, but he continues to wear designs from the same collection, which is currently available on the designer’s website.
Jacobs has continued to wear the design since the complaint was filed
While Jacobs has yet to publicly comment on the lawsuit, the designer posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday in which he is wearing the T-shirt in question.
Captioned “Heading home,” the photo shows Jacob sitting next to his dog in what appears to be a private plane.