Canadian Public Officials Told to Cease and Desist Using Nine Inch Nails Logo
Last month, three Canadian public officials shared a photo of light-hearted t-shirts they had made depicting the Nine Inch Nails logo. They’ve now revealed they’ve been advised to “cease and desist.”
The photo (see below) shows Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley proudly brandishing their t-shirts. So, why the NIN logo? When trying to think of an acronym for their last names, Premier Notley, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Mayor Nenshi clearly had Trent Reznor on their minds.
Now, they have been told to discontinue the t-shirts due to copyright infringement. “We got advice that there were some concerns about the trademark,” Mayor Iveson told CBC News, “and essentially to cease and desist.”
However, we may never know if it was Reznor himself who was miffed by the t-shirts. There’s no word as to whether or not Nine Inch Nails’ camp actually issued the cease and desist order.
You know what hasn’t been slapped with a cease and desist order? This NIN and Carly Rae Jepsen mash-up.