Nike 'Jumpman' Copyright Suit Tossed By Judge

Law360, New York (June 16, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Nike Inc. ripped off a copyrighted 1984 photo of Michael Jordan for the iconic "Jumpman" logo it has used on billions of dollars' worth of products.

A side-by-side comparison shows Michael Jordan depicted in Jacobus Rentmeester's photo, left, and Nike's iconic "Jumpman" logo. (Credit: Court Documents) Photographer Jacobus Rentmeester sued in January, claiming that Nike used an image he snapped of a young Jordan for Life magazine to create its own photo that formed the basis of the famed logo — a silhouette of the basketball legend soaring toward the hoop with...

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