US Postal Service (USPS) publicly complained about Nike. A publicist at the USPS explained that the design of the Air Force 1 Experimental ‘USPS,’ which Nike recently unveiled, has not been discussed with the authorities. “USPS” is a sneaker featuring a graphic reminiscent of the USPS delivery label on the heel tab.
A USPS official said, “We haven’t given any permission for the sneakers. USPS’ officially licensed products increase brand affinity and are paid to USPS workers through royalties. Unlicensed products do not go through this process. “It is a pity that Nike, which aggressively protects intellectual property, chose to use other brands for profit. The USPS is disappointed with Nike’s non-response and will do everything they can to protect IP rights.”
Recently, Nike has alleged trademark infringement on the ‘Satan Shoes,’ a collaboration between Lil Nas X and designer studio MSCHF in the United States, and ‘Reaper’ sneakers that designer Warren Lotas made inspired by Nike SB dunk low, and issued a ban on the sale. Meanwhile, Nike has yet to respond to the USPS’ statement.