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Nike Ripped Off Jordan ‘Jumpman’ Logo, Photographer Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2015, 10:28 PM EST) -- A former photographer for Life magazine on Thursday hurled a copyright infringement suit at Nike Inc. in Oregon federal court, accusing the footwear giant of making its own copycat version of his photo of Michael Jordan, which has since become the iconic “Jumpman” logo for the company.

Photographer Jacobus “Co” Rentmeester says he took a photo of Michael Jordan in 1984 for a special issue of Life magazine highlighting athletes competing at the Summer Olympics. After the photo was published, he was approached by Nike, who...
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Case Title

Rentmeester v. Nike, Inc.


Case Number

3:15-cv-00113

Court

Oregon

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Michael W. Mosman

Date Filed

January 22, 2015

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