Q: Hi, I’m currently making a collection of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) based on Nike’s popular line of Jordan and dunk.
The NFTs are going to be cartoon recreations /drawings of the Jordan and Dunk silhouettes. I was wondering if publishing and selling these would be legal.
A: I would suggest that the question is not so much whether publishing and selling the NFTs is "legal," but whether Nike can and would assert their legal rights (trademark and copyright rights) against you for doing so. The answer is probably "yes" to both.
Marcos Garciaacosta agrees with this answer
A: You run the risk of hearing from the owners of those brands.
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