What’s with iconic guitarists suing people lately? First Joe Satriani, now Eddie Van Halen. He has taken some offense to Nike’s new Dunk Low line of shoes, which feature a pattern similar to the paint scheme on Van Halen’s famous “Frankenstein” guitar. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Nike unsurprisingly disputes Van Halen’s claim:
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.
Once again, only the lawyers will end up winning with this lawsuit.