Designer sues Nike and Michael Jordan for copycat logo

A New York-based independent fashion brand is suing Nike and Michael Jordan for using its logo without permission. Rocco Giordano, founder of Faded Royalty, is seeking a whopping $30M in damages for the unauthorised use of his own 'six-point star' symbol.

The star appears on several items in Nike's Jordan Chicago Collaborators' Collection, revealed in January. Giordano claims that the symbol is almost identical to his own, created as far back as 2000, and trademarked in 2012. If Nike's designers were stuck for ideas, they could have checked out our logo inspiration guide. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.