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Cher calls for judge to drop designer’s $5m typeface lawsuit


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

March 7, 2017 | 2 min read

Musician Cher is looking to dismiss a case in which a designer has accused her, Warner Bros. records and more of stealing his typography for her album ‘Closer to the Truth’.


Cher vs Paris

Graphic designer Moshik Nadav last year filed a complaint that Cher made use of his typrography (which is not protected by copyright) on the 2013 album ‘Closer to the Truth’ - an album which sold around half a million copies, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

He claims that his Paris logo (pictured) made the basis for the Cher branding on the album featuring his "artistic elements such as swashes having various thicknesses, end drops and unique lettering".

As typography is not protect by US copyright law, Nadav alleges that the Cher branding closely resembles his Paris Logo and the Paris Pro Logos, which are protected.

Cher’s lawyers moved to dismiss the claim stating: “The Paris and Paris Pro Logos share just one letter with the Cher Logos – an 'r,’… In addition, Plaintiffs’ attempts to rely on other letters included within the Paris typeface to support their infringement claim is improper and unavailing.”

Nadav is chasing $5m in recompense from the alleged breach of copyright.

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