Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain, and Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic are being called to court in the legal battle with Marc Jacobs over Kurt Cobain’s iconic Nirvana logo. According to court documents, “Marc Jacobs is planning on calling all four of them as witnesses in the case.” Legal documents also reveal Nirvana L.L.C. believes the damages by Jacobs “total in excess of $1 million.”
Love and the surviving members of Nirvana had battled for years following Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994. However the trio ended their 20-year feud when Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
Back in December 2018, it was widely reported that Nirvana believed their iconic smiley face design was stolen by clothing brand Marc Jacobs. Last fall, Marc Jacobs announced the release of its “Bootleg Redux Grunge” collection featuring socks, shirts and sweaters with the MJ line and a squiggly yellow smiley face. Nirvana has owned the trademark to a very similar smiley face design since 1992, and the band believed that Jacobs’ “Bootleg Redux Grunge” is a blatant ripoff of the design.
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