Nike Ripped Off Jordan 'Jumpman' Logo, Photographer Says

By Y. Peter Kang (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 paid $150 for transparencies of the photo, which they allegedly used to create an advertisement...

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