LA Photog Takes Aim At H&M Over Iconic Image On T-Shirts

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT) -- The artist behind the iconic "LA Fingers" photograph accused clothing giants H&M and Brandy Melville on Monday of copyright infringement for their alleged improper use and misappropriation of the picture, according to two new suits filed in California federal court.

The lawsuits, filed by Mexican-American photographer Estevan Oriol, contend that both the U.S. subsidiary of Swedish retailer H&M and Italian clothing company Brandy Melville grossly infringed on his protected artistic work by using a derivative and substantially similar photograph on T-shirts sold at their stores. The...
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Case Title

Estevan Oriol v. H & M Hennes & Mauritz L P


Case Number

2:13-cv-05088

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Manuel L. Real

Date Filed

July 16, 2013


Case Title

Estevan Oriol v. Brandy and Melville NY Incorporated


Case Number

2:13-cv-05523

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Manuel L. Real

Date Filed

July 31, 2013

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