“Nicekicks” should be know as “Fakes Kicks”.  Did you know that they started their career in sneakers by selling fake jordan’s?  Its true, just do a google search on “Nice kicks, fakes”  A great article on this issue can be found HERE. posted in 2010.

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Well that’s the humble beginnings of a company called “Nice Kicks”, now, we are hearing word from Nightwing2303 that Matt Halfhill, Owner of NiceKicks, has filed a copyright claim against the usage of “Kick on Court”.  Nightwing2303 has had a lot of success recently with is website called “Kicks On Court” where he does in depth sneaker reviews.  Nice Kicks has used the name “Kicks On Court” for a small segment showing what sneakers were worn on court for usually NBA basketball games.  These are 2 very different functions in using the same name.  How can Nicekicks file for a trademark on a phrase?


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In closing, this is a difficult situation that is done in a very unethical matter.  Matt has talked with Nightwing before, he recognized his presence.  Now that Nightwing’s business is growing, Nicekicks has taken the low road in trying to copyright the name ‘kicks on court”.  What doesn’t make sense to me is it’t not an original phrase, SLAM Magazine has used that phrase long before Nice Kicks, but did they copyright it? No.  And should Nightwing have tried to copyright it?  I am not sure, I wouldnt have thought it was something that you could copyright.  Do I need to copyright the term “collective kicks” to protect myself from larger companies like Nice Kicks?  It seems that morals are thrown out the window, which is nothing new to “Nice Kicks” since they started they empire on fake Jordans.

I have unbookmarked Nice Kicks,, unfollowed them on twitter, and stopped following them on facebook, you can choose to do the same if you support the cause.