Michael Jordan and Nike win Billion dollar lawsuit against photographer who claims he created Jumpman LogoPOSTED ON:
Feb 28 2018
Michael Jordan and Nike got some great news yestery when a judge awarded them the case where Photographer Jacobus Rentmeester was suing them for copywright infringement. Jacobus claimed his original photo of Michael Jordan is what created the iconic Jumpman Logo. Jacobus felt he was owed a piece of Air Jordan sales as a result of the copyright infringement.
The Ninth Circuit courts rulled in the favor and Jordan and Nike throwing out Jacobus stating the picture and Logo do match.
Jordan brand responds to judge’s ruling that his picture of Michael Jordan wasn’t similar enough the Air Jordan “Jumpman” logo to entitle him to a share of the brand’s profits. Nike had previously licensed the photo for $150. pic.twitter.com/az7QdkESCu
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 28, 2018
Nike has prevailed in a lawsuit by a photographer who said his picture of Michael Jordan was the basis of the Air Jordan logo.
Photographer Jacobus Rentmeester asked for piece of Air Jordan sales as a result of the copyright infringement.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 27, 2018