North Face settles with famous street artist Leonard McGurr who claimed the brand stole his design

After being sued by street artist Leonard McGurr, aka Futura, last year for allegedly copying one of his designs, North Face Apparel Corp has settled and the case has been tentatively dismissed. McGurr, a pioneer of the New York graffiti scene who created alongside the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring in the 80s, has collaborated with several clothing brands in recent years, including Nike, Uniqlo and Comme de Garçons . But North Face, according to McGurr, had copied an atom symbol he designed and reproduced on their “FutureLight” line of outerwear without permission. Terms of the deal between the clothing brand and the artist have not been released, but last year US District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld cleared McGurr’s claim that North Face was competing unfairly .

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