Why hasnt Nike Sued Bape?

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  1. cicero avenue dopeman

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    for wha?
     
  2. mecks

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  3. solewoman

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    maybe because they knew those overpriced fruity colored shoes were only a fad. AF1's are a classic and will never be a fad.

    and in that case...prada needs to sue fila
     
  4. mecks

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    intellectual property..
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  5. ydbounce

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    to be fair there are other company's with similar kicks so they'd have to go after them too
    it's too much effort IMO
     
  6. DownByLaw

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    From what I have read, there is a very large gray area in copywright laws regarding product likeness. Since Bape only ripped off the likeness in shape and notan actual logo rip off, it would be difficult to win in court, which is the only reason Nike hasn't sued them.
     
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  8. HEATHEN

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    You're telling me a behemoth like Nike wouldn't find a way to obliterate BAPE in a court of law?


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    Doubt that.
     
  9. mecks

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    i beg to differ

     
  10. DownByLaw

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  11. mecks

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    Let me break it down like this, if Nike's legal department believed they could obliterate Bape, why haven't they persued it? You think you and the op are the only individuals with no legal knowledge to ask this question? I know nt has a lot of narrow minded uneducated members, but what I posted is the reason Nike hasn't sued Bape. As for you op, if you doubt what I said, look it up [​IMG]

    did you read what i posted 2 posts above you?
     
  12. ydbounce

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    well if New Balance can do that to LV there's no reason Nike couldn't do the same to Bape
     
  13. numba1kickrocka

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    Bapes aren't hurting Nike anymore the sales between the two are no longer even competitive prolly another reason Nike decided to not sue. At one point intime though Bape was killling Nike, and I remember that same summer Nike released the world cup AF1's which had the crazy loud colors and patentleather...[​IMG] they were shook
     
  14. lazy b

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    Fad where? America maybe but Bape is still going strong in Japan.
     
  15. HEATHEN

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    Let me break it down like this, if Nike's legal department believed they could obliterate Bape, why haven't they persued it? You think you and the op are the only individuals with no legal knowledge to ask this question? I know nt has a lot of narrow minded uneducated members, but what I posted is the reason Nike hasn't sued Bape. As for you op, if you doubt what I said, look it up [​IMG]


    Narrow minded? Really?

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    You don't know what you're talking about bro. As far as my "legal" knowledge, do you really want to test me? You're a fool if you thinkNike can't roll over on BAPE.


    Anyways good post MECKS.
     
  16. DownByLaw

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    Actually I did see the article regarding the Louis Vuitton - New Balance issue. I answered your question based on what I have read and was taught while takingbusiness law courses in college. A student in the class asked the same exact question you did and was given an answer( in a lot more detail) that I repliedwith.
     
  17. im not you

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    What planet was this on?
     
  18. baby jumpman

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    But as far as nike pursuing bape, there has to be a reason why they haven't yet. The same question can be asked as to why Nike/JB hasn't gone afterpeople who make fakes.
     
  19. oh you mad

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    Why hasn't nike gone after the factories that imitate their products? [​IMG]
     
  20. aquagrape2345

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    maybe nike copied off of someone else and do not want to bring bape into a law suit.
    THe starburys were a copy of th enikes as well as the champion joints at payless but itt doesnt matter much becuas enike still outsells them. THe only reasonNew Balance sued was becasue they wer elosing money lol.
     
  21. nawth21

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    "Update: Matt Mason, author of The Pirate's Dilemma, writing in The Economist,
    cites the case of a Japanese design company, "A Bathing Ape" (Bape) which remixed ("pirated") Nike's shoes. But rather than sue, Nikebought a stake in Bape and launched its own remixes, earning new revenues by catering to a niche market it had overlooked. Thanks to Will Lion on Flickr."

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    http://onthecommons.org/content.php?id=2282
     
  22. DownByLaw

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  23. stay lurkin

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  24. bluedeniro

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    i stand by my theory that nike makes their variants along with their actually product to cause confusion when they drop +@!+@! quality kicks like the 09 spacejams for example them things is for walking only but they supposed to be for hooping even tho no know hoops in heat anymore
     
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