- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - A lawsuit filed by artist Romero Britto against Apple Inc. and a design firm claiming misuse of his distinctive images and colorful style has been dismissed.

Miami federal court documents show the 2015 lawsuit was dropped last week. No details were provided, but all parties will pay their own costs.

Britto had claimed Apple and the design duo Craig & Karl misused his images in Apple marketing campaigns, such as an outstretched hand with colorful designs following from a fingertip. Apple and Craig & Karl denied the allegations.

Britto, whose Miami Beach studio and gallery is about a block from an Apple store, has licensing deals for his art with numerous corporations and other entities ranging from Coca-Cola to Mattel and the FIFA soccer organization.

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