American sportswear company Nike has slammed a legal suit against the firm that created the controversial Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes” that have generated mixed reactions across the internet.
Nike in a suit filed on Monday accuses MSCHF Product Studio, Inc. of trademark infringement over the designer’s 666 pairs of modified Nike sneakers made in collaboration with the “Old Town Road” singer.
In the legal complaint, Nike (NKE) asked the court to order MSCHF to “permanently stop” fulfilling orders for the “unauthorized” Lil Nas X Satan Shoes. The lawsuit notes that social media users have threatened to boycott Nike over the controversial shoes.
Filed in federal court in New York, Nike, in its lawsuit, said the shoes were produced “without Nike’s approval and authorization,” and the company was “in no way connected with this project.”
However, Lil Nas X isn’t named as a party in the lawsuit as representatives for the musician did not respond to calls or emails requesting comment Monday night.
MSCHF has also not responded to repeated requests for comment about the lawsuit.