So last week Nike sued MSCHF the company that made Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes for copyright infringement. And this week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) may provide Nike with a dose of its own medicine.
The USPS issued a statement in which it called out Nike for the stark similarities between one of its upcoming releases and their priority mailboxes.
The shoe in question is characterized by red, white, and blue colors with faint words throughout. But the design element that really shouts “USPS-inspired” is the shipping label on the back of the shoe.
And even though Nike was careful not to include the official logo or name of the post office, it’s still pretty obvious.
“This is an unfortunate situation where a large brand such as Nike, which aggressively protects its own intellectual property, has chosen to leverage another brand for its own gain,” USPS said.
USPS also expressed disappointment in Nike over their “lack of response” to multiple attempts to find a solution. The mailing agency ended the statement by standing ten toes tall on behalf of their brand.
“The Postal Service will take whatever actions it deems necessary to protect its valuable IP rights.”