Random question, but whatevuh.
For those of you who don't know, a (now dead, I think) shoe company called Artemis Innovations was commisioned by Sega to design a "soap shoe" (or grinding shoe) for Sonic to wear in Sonic Adventure 2. Soap shoes are shoes made for grinding on rails as if on a skateboard, a key mechanic in the game. Long story short, it was really awesome. I assume the company is out of business because I have never seen any advertising for their shoes outside of SA2. If I'm right, that should allow Sega to use the shoe design in a new game. Should/could they do so?