H&M Again Escapes 'LA Fingers' Artist's Infringement Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 11, 2014, 10:57 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday tossed an artist's copyright-infringement suit against H&M Co. Inc., ruling that he hadn't identified any protectable, substantially similar elements between his iconic “LA Fingers” photograph and an image on a shirt sold by the Swedish clothing retailer.

Granting the defendant's motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real found significant differences between the selection of film, camera angle, lighting, background, placement of rings on fingers and size of rings in the images.

The judge had booted the case in...
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Case Information

Case Title

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

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



Manuel L. Real

Date Filed

July 16, 2013

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