|Eddie Van Halen Vs. Nike Shoes|
2009-06-17 by Lestrade | 43 Replies | 7897 Views
Eddie Van Halen is a very famous creature. What is probably more famous is his trademark "red, white, and black splattered stripes". He had the design copyrighted in 2001 so that the design would forever be connected to his soul for eternity.
In comes the Nike shoe company. This enemy sinfully made a shoe that was designed with a similar pattern; the beast Nike Dunk Low.
A serious blow to Eddie, but luckily he regained consciousness and escaped serious trauma, as he was able to file a fiery lawsuit claiming the sneaker did “irreparable harm and damage” to his design. The fierceness in his eye proves that only the greats file these kinds of lawsuits.
At this time, the king Nike spokesperson grabs the reigns: "Nike’s Dunk shoe design is not substantially similar to any of the Van Halen designs, and Nike has not referenced the ‘Van Halen’ name or image as part of any marketing campaign or promotional material associated with the shoe."
Staring up at his rival, Eddie shouts with blood dripping from his wounds that he will not rest until he finds monetary retribution and "the impoundment and destruction of all footwear.” (!)
We come to find out Eddie is just a mother bird protecting her young. Last month, Eddie gave birth to his own line of footwear. Delicate pictures were taken of the young in natural habitat:
Those young, however and ironically, resemble the swamp-dwelling Converse All-Stars....a sequel is much in order....
Picture captured of the conflict:
Haha the shoe looks nothing like it...
Dude I would buy those shoes.
Its pretty close, but anything to get all butt hurt about... I don't think so.
shit man, agreed with Zipper, i would totally buy those shoes.
Digging: Dagoba - Post Mortem Nihil Est
Whats with famous metal people suing people over stupid things lately? Its just freaking shoes, he's already a millionaire.
Both sets of shoes are terrible so who cares,
oh and the article is full of lulz
And Alex, stfu, these Nike shoes look great. Van Halens suck though...
what dude? I like those Van Halen shoes, the Nike ones are real boring.
those Van Halen shoes blow my man. Nike shoes are rather cool though
dude one: "oh, dude, sweet shoes, what kind are they?"
dude two: "thanks, man. they're the new Eddie Van Halen series"
dude one: o_0
Shoes look pretty different man.
Whats with famous metal people suing people over stupid things lately?
Good way for Eddie to promote his new product. Sew Nike. hilarious lol
i dunno how people can copyright some common colour, simple line pattern anyway. it's ridiculous.
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Don't you ever draw a green triangle. Don't you ever.
I SHOTTY IT
Its undeniable that the bottom of the shoes look exactly like his design, not that it isn't a ridiculous thing to get upset about, but be realistic.
"OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD"
all he did to create that design was randomly stick coloured tape to his red guitar, so its not really worth defending
Digging: Hiatus Kaiyote - Tawk Tomahawk
shoes look almost as bad as Eddie Van Halen these days
I think I'm going to copyright a random blue and white striped pattern and then sue every clothing company that uses blue and white stripes...
i never thouhg of eddie as money eager jerkoff, sad...
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Not in the UK; radio is just filled with shitty pop and r&b.
I don't like Van Halen, but it would certainly beat what's played on the radio here
OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD
Was that directed at me?
Both designs are simple and unoriginal anyway.
^you must feel special.
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I hope EVH wins. Sure he doesn't need the money, but fuck Nike.
Was that directed at me? are you abe simpson
Who thinks that Eddie Van Halen needs to be shot? *raises hand*
Nike > EVH
And I don't even like Nike.
He needs to grow his damn hair back! He looks like a wanker these days.
Nike > EVH
What's next, copyright tapping so he can sue every musician who's used the technique?
Dope Dunks, would be a whole lot better if they were mids.
fuck Van Halen, it's not like he needs more money.
THAT SHOE HAS WHITE AND BLACK LINES OVER A RED BACKGROUND JUST LIKE MY GUITAR THAT I DESIGNED DOES!
NOBODY COULD EVER THINK TO PUT BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES OVER RED UNLESS THEY'RE AS IMPORTANT AND RICH AS ME! AND THAT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT ONLY I CAN DO, BECAUSE I INVENTED THE COLOR RED, THE LINE SHAPE, ANS BLACK + WHITE!
Maybe if I type in all caps people would notice me too.
It's just crazy enough to work.
Saying something intelligent helps to.
I'll say something intelligent just as soon as the person insulting me spells all his words correctly.
caps done gets my attentions
What?! Somebody was insulted and I missed it?!