Last updated on January 13th, 2023
Have you ever seen a logo design for a brand that exactly resembles another logo design you’ve seen before? If so, then that would be another case of plagiarized logo design. With the rise of the Internet making almost all information just a click away, design, like any other creative work, can easily be copied.
The people behind Logo Thief, a website launched to name and shame logo thieves, want to stop these illegal acts. The blog keeps track of and documents various cases of plagiarism in logo design and names people who rip off the designs of other designers.
Prominent plagiarism was done by an unknown logo designer of “Harolds” – a hotel from Cebu, Philippines, which was a blatant rip-off of the logotype “Harrods,” the London department store designed by Minale Tattersfield in 1967. (Source)
The curated cases compare the copied and the original logo design. Some ripped-off logos were modified, but the resemblance to the original design can be seen clearly. While some have undergone modifications, some logos are precisely copied from the original.
Scroll below to see some of the cases of plagiarized logos, or head over to Logo Thief for the complete write-up about these cases.
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