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Author Topic: I made logo but it looks like a registered Trademark logo  (Read 744 times)


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Good evening,

I am working on my application (Bitcoins - USD Exchange) and made this logo :

I am not allowed to post the direct link here because of the forum restrictions, I made a bitly short url =

My colleague says it looks like the Logo of MasterCard, and it is a violation, and now I am not sure if I have to change my application logo or keep it.

your thought ?


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Re: I made logo but it looks like a registered Trademark logo
« Reply #1 on: 06-23-16 at 03:55 am »

There are quite a few differences, but it does look a bit derived.  Have you considered a rollercoaster motif?  Or alternately something incorporating an image of the lunar surface?  Perhaps also the Earth's continental outlines on the other side? :)

Also, I believe most Bitcoin-oriented logos favor the use of a blocky "dissolve" between one side and the other.  Of course, this might cause yours to be considered derivative of those others. . . . :(

As far as "have to change", that's a bit absolute.  You could end up being sued on any pretext, it's a question of how likely it is and what the odds of success for the other side are.  This design does give MC more of a chance than something completely different might.
"The life of a patent solicitor has always been a hard one."  Judge Giles Rich, Application of Ruschig, 379 F.2d 990.

Disclaimer: not only am I not a lawyer, I'm not your lawyer.  Therefore, this does not constitute legal advice.


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