Posts Tagged ‘Nike’

Court Rejects Rentmeester’s Infringement Claim Over Nike “Jumpman” Logo

Posted by on Tuesday June 23, 2015 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court in Portland, Oregon has dismissed photographer Jacobus “Co” Rentmeester’s copyright infringement claim against Nike for the same reason so many “copycat” infringement claims fail: Copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, only the expression of those ideas. And Nike’s expression was not “substantially similar” to Rentmeester’s, the court ruled. “Mr. Rentmeester has failed to... More

Nike Seeks Dismissal of Photog Rentmeester’s Copyright Claim over “Air Jordan” Logo

Posted by on Wednesday March 18, 2015 | Copyright/Legal

The Nike shoe company has asked a federal court to dismiss photographer Co Rentmeester’s copyright claim over the iconic logo used on Jordan brand sneakers and clothing, on the grounds that the Nike logo is substantially different from Rentmeester’s photo of former basketball star Michael Jordan. Rentmeester says the company illegally created its so-called “Jumpman”... More

PDN Video: Marcus Smith on How to Develop Your Brand Identity

Posted by on Monday October 27, 2014 | PDN Video Picks

Marcus Smith, Part 2: How to Develop Your Brand Identity from PDNOnline on Vimeo. In a previous PDN Video, advertising photographer Marcus Smith explained how he used personal work to land his dream clients. After winning his first few commercial assignments, though, Smith decided he needed a stronger brand identity to maintain momentum. In this... More

Photog Who Shot Image for Nike’s “Bo Knows” Ad Campaign Unleashes Lawsuits on Infringers

Posted by on Wednesday August 7, 2013 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Richard Noble has reached a tentative settlement with Nike over a copyright infringement claim, filed a second infringement claim against various t-shirt vendors, and is preparing to file new claims against other infringers in the coming weeks, according to his attorney, Edward Greenberg. All of the claims allege unauthorized use of an iconic image... More