Nike Sues Designer Warren Lotas For SB Dunk Plagiarism
Sneaker designer Warren Lotas is currently being sued by Nike after months of promoting his sneakers that look exactly like Nike SB Dunk Lows. The color-blocking and silhouettes of the SB Dunk Low and Lotas’ designs are pretty well the same, except the only difference is that the Nike swoosh is decorated with some sort of Jason mask-looking insignia. Over the past months, Lotas has released numerous colorways including “Toxic Green” and “Cherry” offerings. Perhaps the most egregious design is his Jeff Stapled-assisted Pigeon Dunk rip-off.
As a result of these designs, Nike is now looking to sue for up to three times the amount of damages they have faced as a result of Lotas’ shoes. According to Complex Sneakers, they are seeking all of his profits and even the assets to these sneakers. Basically, anything that was used in creating the shoe, Nike wants it.