Nike Sued Over Jordan Brand’s “Jumpman” Logo

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  • 6 Years ago
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A photographer has sued Nike for copy right infringement on the iconic Jordan Brand “Jumpman” logo. In 1984 photographer Jacobus Rentmeester took an image of Michael Jordan at the Olympic warm-ups for Life Magazine. After the photos had been published, Nike’s Peter Moore officially licensed the images for temporary use. Now Rentmeester claims that his image had been used as the base for the original “Jumpman” logo. Apparently “Nike used his photo to recreate the shot with Jordan in Bulls gear with the Chicago skyline in the background, but that it was essentially still his work.” Obviously, with Jordan Brand alone having generated over 3.2 Billion USD in revenue for Nike in 2014, this lawsuit could potentially be a big deal.

You can read all about it over a ESPN.

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

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