Nike has emerged victorious in a lawsuit brought on by Jacobus Rentmeester in which he alleged a photograph he took inspired Michael Jordan's Jumpman logo. 

The ninth circuit appeals court in Oregon issued an opinion on Tuesday that concluded that the logo "was not substantially similar to Rentmeester’s photo."

In 1984, Nike paid Rentmeester $150 for temporary rights to use photos of Michael Jordan that he shot for Life magazine. He claimed that it was the basis for the photo shot by Nike a year later which eventually led to the now-ubiquitous Jumpman logo which debuted on the Air Jordan 3.

Law360's Bill Donahue provided the crucial statement in the ninth circuit appeals court's opinion:

The full ruling can be read here.