Photographer Wants Justices To Hear Nike 'Jumpman' IP Case

By Ryan Boysen (July 13, 2018, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The photographer who claims Nike Inc. ripped off his Michael Jordan photo to create its signature "Jumpman" logo got a break from the Ninth Circuit on Friday, after the court agreed to hold off on finalizing a recent ruling against him while he takes his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jacobus Rentmeester claims Nike based the logo on the famous 1984 picture of the basketball legend that he shot for Life Magazine.

A split three-judge panel ruled against Rentmeester earlier this month, finding that even though Nike had clearly aped his famous photo in a subsequent shoot, the footwear and...

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