28 Feb '18, 5pm

Court Rules Nike’s Jordan Logo Did Not Violate Copyright https://t.co/bBjMDBAtPl

Court Rules Nike’s Jordan Logo Did Not Violate Copyright https://t.co/bBjMDBAtPl

The iconic Jordan “Jumpman” logo that Nike has used to market and sell billions of dollars of footwear, apparel, and other merchandise did not violate the copyright of an earlier photograph of the Hall of Famer, according to a federal appeals court ruling on Tuesday. The Jordan “Jumpman” logo was based on a photograph taken by an individual Nike hired in 1985 that featured Michael Jordan doing the “Jumpman” pose later superimposed over an image of the Chicago skyline. However, renowned photographer Jacobus Rentmeester — of fame for his numerous Life Magazine covers and shots that captured the 1972 Munich Olympics hostage crisis and and swimmer Mark Spitz — claimed that when Nike hired another photographer for the shoot that birthed the Jumpman logo, that the brand violated his copyright from a photograph he shot of Michael Jordan in 1984 doing a similar pose. In 2015, Rent...

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