The politicians have been advised to cease and desist following trademark concerns.

Last month, three Canadian politicians — Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi — decided to promote their “Building Alberta Together” campaign in an unusual fashion, adopting the iconic Nine Inch Nails logo for a run of t-shirts. Previously, Notley’s party released “Nötley Crüe” t-shirts.

The shirts didn’t go over too well with Trent Reznor and company. In an interview with CBC, Iveson said he was informed of “infringement” related to the tee. “We got advice that there were some concerns about the trademark and essentially to cease and desist,” he said.

Iveson isn’t pictured above, and when asked if he received a shirt, he laughed and replied, “On the advice of my attorney, I can’t comment.”




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