NFT battles: Nike takes seller of unlicensed NFT sneakers to the court

NFT battles: Nike takes seller of unlicensed NFT sneakers to the court

StockX is an online reseller estimated to be worth $3.8 billion, and NFT sneakers in dispute are still online. Popular sneaker maker Nike has started the "licensed NFT" wars by taking an online reseller called StockX to court for trademark infringement or sale of unlicensed nonfungible token (NFT) sneakers.According to a Reuters report, Nike has filed a lawsuit against the reseller in the New York Federal court demanding an undisclosed amount in damages and a halt of sales on such virtual collectibles. StockX reportedly started selling Nike sneaker NFTs in January and promised buyers they....


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