Canadian politicians using Nine Inch Nails logo asked to 'Cease and Desist'

on Tue, 07/14/2015 - 17:11
Nine Inch Nails T-shirts

In June, three Canadian officials put their heads together and created a T-shirt that combined their last names and publicized the work they were doing for Alberta. They then shared their creation on Twitter. Unfortunately, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley decided to use the first letter of each of their last names and fashioned the shirt after the Nine Inch Nails logo. Since then, the politicians have been told to "cease and desist" using the shirts.

According to Canadian outlet CBC News, Iveson said: "We got advice that there were some concerns about the trademark and essentially to cease and desist". He also told them only three shirts were made and that they never had any plans to sell them on a large scale.

Neither Nine Inch Nails nor Trent Reznor himself have commented about the T-shirts or the cease and desist order for copyright infringement. It's unclear if it came from their camp or someplace else. There is a fair chance that Reznor and the rest of NIN knew about the shirts though, as many of the band's fans tweeted about the design.

Reznor has been keeping himself busy of late. The singer turned 50 in May and helped launch Apple Music in June, even offering never-before-heard Nine Inch Nails material for those who use the platform.