Apple Sued Over 'She & Him' Photo In IPhone Ad

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A photographer accused Apple Inc. in California federal court Monday of using a copyrighted picture of indie band She & Him in a recent iPhone advertisement without permission.

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based photographer Taea Thale claims that she only licensed the picture of the band — a duo of actress and singer Zooey Deschanel and Portland, Ore.-based guitarist Matt Ward — to the pair's label Merge Media Ltd. for use in magazines or posters to promote the band's appearances.

Shortly after the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based record label released...
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Case Information

Case Title

Thale v. Apple, Inc

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit



Howard R. Lloyd

Date Filed

August 1, 2011


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