Last year (2018), Nirvana L.L.C. officials, including Love, Grohl and Cobain, daughter of the famed rock group's late frontman Kurt Cobain, sued the designer, accusing him of copying the band's iconic smiley face image, for which they claim to own the trademark.
The lawsuit referenced a collection by Jacobs named Bootleg Redux Grunge, which included a similar smiley face on socks, shirts, and sweaters.
The 56-year-old hit back at the allegations and filed for its dismissal, but according to court documents obtained by The Blast, a federal court judge has since informed Jacobs that his motion will be denied.
Nirvana L.L.C. bosses are claiming damages in excess of $1 million.