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H&M Has Doubled Back Again, Now Stating That They Have Indeed Dropped the Lawsuit

March 15, 2018

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UPDATE March 16, 2018: As of this morning, according to Gluck Law Firm, H&M has voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit toward REVOK... what a roller coaster that probably isn’t over yet...

Contrary to the implied dismissing of lawsuit and public apology from H&M today in the Copyright dispute, H&M is NOT dropping the lawsuit. We spoke with Revok’s attorney, Jeff Gluck tonight, who told us: “This evening I spoke with counsel for H&M. They informed me that they are NOT in fact dismissing the lawsuit.” This was after an apparent drop of the lawsuit and public apology earlier in day from jr fashion giant.

This is just getting weirder and weirder. Earlier today on Juxtapoz.com, we interviewed attorney Jeff Gluck on the case of the "fast-fashion" powerhouse H&M and legendary graffiti artist, Jason "REVOK" Williams. The controversy was surrounding not only H&M's use of REVOK's abstract graffiti wall in NYC as part of their Spring "New Routine" campaign, but the fashion giant responding to a January 2018 cease & desist letter from the artist by, in return, suing the artist. 

Under what appeared to be pressure from the creative community and followers of said artists, H&M today responding with what appeared to be an apology and and, in their words, "“We should have acted differently in our approach to this matter... we are withdrawing the complaint filed in court." This was on their Twitter account today. It is unclear what the change of heart was. 



This is the type of case that can change Copyright law, and could effect artists and artist's rights beyond just this one case. Stay tuned for more in the coming days... 

UPDATE March 16, 2018: As of this morning, according to Gluck Law Firm, H&M has voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit toward REVOK... what a roller coaster that probably isn’t over yet...