Stolen Logo?

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Stolen Logo?

Postby Chris_C on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:54 pm

Not an attorney but Lawmachine.com has a very similar logo to Mint. Any attorney's out there that know if this falls under violations of intellectual property?
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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby AdamS on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:05 pm

They do not look even close to each other other then the color of green used.

Print and art, isn't even close.
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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby lmintnewb on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:21 pm

Stop ! Thief !!!


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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby ThistleWeb on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:37 pm

Stuff like this is about customer confusion, people looking for legal advice are not going to confuse it with a software project specializing in various editions of operating systems and vice versa. Although Clem could pay the "either be our free legal retainer when we need you, or we sue you over the logo" card :lol:
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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby HorrorCode on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:53 pm

There was a very similar lawsuit in the news lately regarding Sony Ericsson and Clearwire, in which case the logo was less similar. I dont remember the outcome of it though: http://www.nwinnovation.com/story/0033279.html
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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby samriggs on Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:56 pm

Looks a bit similar but from experience when I owned a t shirt transfer manufacturer company, if one of my designs sold great about 5 other garage companies and bigger ones made clones of it in a week and flooded the market.
Unless I had a lot of money going to court would cost me too much to make it worth my while.
And it has to be extremely close if not the same to win it, any little changes can loose the case easily.
In other words it ain't worth it in most cases which is why bootlegging is a huge business, it drives manufacturers nuts and the only ones I ever seen do raids was huge corps that had lawyers in their back pockets all time, the little man rarely stands a chance, at least in canada.
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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby AdamS on Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:18 pm

Don't people have better things to do these days ?

People sue people of the dumbest sh*t these days.
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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby samriggs on Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:58 am

Gúrú Linux ríomhaire wrote:Don't people have better things to do these days ?

People sue people of the dumbest sh*t these days.


I hear you on that one, makes everyone scared to do anything. I just came up with new designs and got mine out before they got cloned, it was just part of the game.
I feel sorry for a lot of companies. The one I couldn't believe was macdonald's getting sued because there coffee was to hot :lol: , now everyone gets cold coffee because of it :evil: Not that I drink it (I drink timmies instead).
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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby ThistleWeb on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:08 pm

samriggs wrote:
Gúrú Linux ríomhaire wrote:Don't people have better things to do these days ?

People sue people of the dumbest sh*t these days.


I hear you on that one, makes everyone scared to do anything. I just came up with new designs and got mine out before they got cloned, it was just part of the game.
I feel sorry for a lot of companies. The one I couldn't believe was macdonald's getting sued because there coffee was to hot :lol: , now everyone gets cold coffee because of it :evil: Not that I drink it (I drink timmies instead).


Let me introduce my lawyers Sue Yu & Lovett :lol:
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Re: Stolen Logo?

Postby samriggs on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:14 pm

Let me introduce my lawyers Sue Yu & Lovett :lol:


:lol: Good one
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