admin Fri, 12/30/2011 - 15:42 No personal attacks or opinions, just the hard facts please. We don't want to offend people, just want to do business here! :) StockLogos URL: Violation URL: Thanks! 215 Comments NancyCarterDesign Fri, 12/30/2011 - 19:22 http://stocklogos.com/logo/diamondjewellers Here are other logos using the same exact diamond shape: http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/kkyr.com/files/2011/01/diamond-ra... http://www.yorkgraphicdesigners.co.uk/Portimages/Logos/pink_diamond_logo... http://diamondsupplyco.com/ http://www.adamdorman.com/_images/vonblanc-logo.jpg http://www.zedimage.com/images/portfolio/logos/diamond2_1g.jpg http://99designs.com/logo-design/store/7436 http://99designs.com/logo-design/store/7437 http://brandstack.com/logo-design/details/36012 http://www.webcaa.org/eng/images/stories/iaaf_diamond_league_logo.jpg http://www.5pointz.co.uk/5-pointz-blog/2010-05 http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg270/logographics/Untitled-1-109.png http://www.patsybugdendesign.com/images/portfolio/lg_paulventresca.jpg ... the list goes on. It's quite feasible to make unique diamond logos: http://creattica.com/logos/kiwi-diamond/43295 http://diamond-machining.com/ http://99designs.com/logo-design/store/17120 http://99designs.com/logo-design/store/17517 http://99designs.com/logo-design/store/5123 http://brandstack.com/logo-design/details/38135 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/153488 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/137900 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/119440 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/16090 Darla Hallmark Fri, 12/30/2011 - 19:28 This is an example of what I call "cheesy". It's not really copying, but it *looks* like it is. It's legal, and all that, but... well... it's cheesy. When one of my logos comes out cheesy, I take it as a sign that I need to work on the idea some more. It can be hard to let go of something, especially if you thought it was a really good, original idea, but sometimes it's better for business. Avalikmom Fri, 12/30/2011 - 20:25 Well, of course I could make an abstract diamond, I wanted something close to realistic. Anyway, I've made a lot of adjustments (adding more faceting). Hopefully it will be sufficient. Even if you look at everything you posted with a side view (not tilted), the basic concept is the same. Still, I don't think it should have required changing, based simply on the fact of what it is. I know what you mean Darla. Adding more facets just makes it look wrong. XBlueDivision Sat, 12/31/2011 - 20:44 http://couponsavingsista.swtstylez.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Avery-Logo.jpg vs. http://stocklogos.com/logo/abstract-4 XBlueDivision Sun, 01/01/2012 - 19:14 http://tutorial9.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2009/08/august-roundup/logo-inspiration.jpg vs. http://stocklogos.com/logo/glass-house XBlueDivision Sun, 01/01/2012 - 19:17 http://vector-vector.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Bright-Colorful-Logos-Vector-2.jpg vs http://stocklogos.com/logo/global-solare (left, middle) Tortuga Sun, 01/01/2012 - 19:35 This user has been warned more than once before also. Avalikmom Mon, 01/02/2012 - 05:32 Yeah, like 6 previous times. AKMulligan Sun, 01/01/2012 - 20:36 It's time for Daemon to be banned. admin Mon, 01/02/2012 - 13:49 He's banned now. Darla Hallmark Mon, 01/02/2012 - 18:13 His stuff still shows up. http://stocklogos.com/logo/happy-pet-world Tortuga Sun, 01/01/2012 - 21:56 http://stocklogos.com/logo/splashfish Vs http://tutorial9.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2009/08/august-roundup/logo-inspiration.jpg Same fish concept. osamu Mon, 01/02/2012 - 03:27 Not really. The Sushi logo is using negative space. But splashfish doesn't seem terribly well executed or original by comparison. Tortuga Mon, 01/02/2012 - 06:27 Yeah it's not a direct copy, grey area possibly. Don't go saying it's not well executed to Tabitha Kristen though, she might go off on one again, it was her design originally I think. tabithakristen Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:34 Yes, that's my design. No, I don't care if you think it's not executed well. I made it when I first started designing logos. I think it's great for one of my first but, opinions and all that! osamu Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:51 Hi Tabitha, I made that comment. My point wasn't that splashfish was in itself poorly executed - I could learn a lot myself by studying your work! I was simply saying that alongside a clever and skillfully-crafted negative space logo, just about any other logo on a similar theme would look less inspired by comparison, no matter whose it was. tabithakristen Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:57 :) chrisworks Mon, 01/02/2012 - 17:29 why are you talking about negative space for Sushi Logo ? It simply uses letter substitution tecnique... See this http://naldzgraphics.net/inspirations/creative-logo-design-30-negative-space-logos/ for wonderful examples of logos that uses negative space Spintherism Mon, 01/02/2012 - 18:37 Hello, Look carefully, you can see a negative space shape, similar to an "S" between the two fish. Granted, it is not very obvious and the two fish may also be considered letter substitution, but there was talk about negative space in the comments when this logo was originally posted (August 2008). http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/36682 Peace, Spintherism. AKMulligan Mon, 01/02/2012 - 18:09 I just showed both designs to my husband (also a designer). He prefers yours since he couldn't read the "S" quickly in the sushi logo. AKMulligan Mon, 01/02/2012 - 08:55 I don't think the fact that both make an "S" out of two fish is enough to call it stealing. The looks of the designs are very different. Tortuga Mon, 01/02/2012 - 09:54 I didn't say stealing. tabithakristen Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:39 You implied it was over-inspired. It's not any worse than the similarities here: http://stocklogos.com/logo/lighthouse-2 http://www.greatlakes-alarm.com/images/lighthouse_logo2.png Tortuga Mon, 01/02/2012 - 19:08 I didn't imply that it was over inspired either. My exact words were, 'same fish concept'. Also I stated that it wasn't a direct copy and and possibly a grey area. It's all there in writing. Why do you have to blow everything out of proportion and try to make me look like the bad man. Please can you stop this. tabithakristen Mon, 01/02/2012 - 19:30 .................. ApplexDesign Mon, 01/02/2012 - 10:40 same concept. Two fish form an "S" XBlueDivision Mon, 01/02/2012 - 13:59 But a same concept is legitimate. Phunkmonster Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:42 I suspect the pen nib argument is about to rear its ugly head again? tabithakristen Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:45 haha not from me it isn't. Just gonna sit back and laugh at the hypocrisy. Phunkmonster Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:46 Here's hoping it doesn't. ApplexDesign Thu, 01/05/2012 - 11:32 I believe that there is another logo "Stylus + Curtains" http://www.web3mantra.com/2011/01/28/30-best-logo-designs/ http://web3mantra.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/writers-show.jpg Peace!!!! tabithakristen Thu, 01/05/2012 - 15:06 Mine came first. Peace!!!! Tortuga Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:50 And I was actually on TK's side with that. It's the same argument she was pointing out before with her pen nib/curtains design but this time it's one of her designs that are in the spotlight as being too similar a concept etc. I would definitely see applex point if this is still allowed to stay on site. Just to make matters worse, this is included within the logos recently sold by TK to stocklogos. I can't see it being pulled for those reasons. tabithakristen Mon, 01/02/2012 - 16:03 Mine was made before the sushi logo. Just wanna point that out. I uploaded the splashfish logo on Brandstack (Incspring) about 4-5 years ago. It was also uploaded on Logopond about 3 years ago (http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/61747) Spintherism Mon, 01/02/2012 - 22:13 Hello, The date of creation should not be your evidence. Maybe your logo was made before smartinup's logo, but this will be very hard to prove. a) Incspring launched at the end of July 2008, that was 3 years and 5 months ago (not 4 or 5 years ago). See this page and this page. It would be hard to find the exact date of your upload since TheWayBackMachine didn't properly crawled that particular page. By the way, the domain was created at the end of March 2008. b) The designer smartinup uploaded his logo on logopond on August 8th 2008. See this page. Conclusion: Assuming you joined Incspring on their first week and uploaded your logo right away, then you probably created your logo several days before he created his logo. But, if you joined/uploaded after August 8th, then probably smartinup created his logo first. For those who think the logos are similar, I say it is most probably a case of parallel evolution. Peace, Spintherism. Avalikmom Mon, 01/02/2012 - 16:15 There is absolutely no comparison. These two logos look nothing alike! I don't understand why this was even flagged. Even concept-wise they are still very different. Ninil Mon, 01/02/2012 - 16:18 http://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/dog-and-cat-silhouettes-v... X http://stocklogos.com/logo/animal-shelter-8 Ivan told me that it will not remove the logo. Thus it is opening a dangerous precedent for other similar cases. admin Mon, 01/02/2012 - 16:37 No, we don't work by precedents, because it's impossible to compare the cases. This is grey area. I wish it wasn't up, but I leave it up to the designer. It's not damaging to us I think. grego66 Tue, 01/03/2012 - 12:14 Like this one: http://logorium.com/logo-design/lion-wine-0 v http://stocklogos.com/logo/lion-wine Neko-chan Tue, 01/03/2012 - 12:52 These two seem to use the same idea, but they don't look exactly alike. Though I'd say that the yellow one definitely looks more 'liony'. grego66 Tue, 01/03/2012 - 13:04 I haven't a problem with this one really. It's just if Ninil wants the animal shelter one removed then this design of his should be removed on similar grounds. Ninil Tue, 01/03/2012 - 13:44 Hi Grego66, I'll remove the logo. It is clear that the idea has already been used by another designer. I'm not having luck with the cats. Is already the second logo that happens this. The other was the "Feline Club". grego66 Tue, 01/03/2012 - 14:14 Hi Ninil, You should have left it, like already has been said similar concepts are used, it's going to happen, but then that means at the same time work like the Animal Shelter and Splash Fish and probably a ton of others has to remain. I'm for the latter, I only think traces and direct copies should be removed. That's also probably the easiest way to govern it. AKMulligan Tue, 01/03/2012 - 14:15 That was rotten luck! I had liked how you repurposed it. Ninil Wed, 01/04/2012 - 10:08 I removed the logo, because Ivan will certainly do that. He informed me that the work site, must be original. AKMulligan Tue, 01/03/2012 - 11:41 http://stocklogos.com/logo/t-rex-music http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3968765 Phunkmonster Tue, 01/03/2012 - 11:58 I'm taking bets on this one too: http://stocklogos.com/logo/california-golf-school Spintherism Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:52 Hello, It's definitely clip art, but slightly modified. I cannot find the original vector for sale/download, but here's a fairly big JPG from a blacksmith in the UK that offers this shape as a weather-vane: http://dancinganvilsforge.co.uk/images/Golfer1105CatofDrawRDC.jpg Peace, Spintherism. AKMulligan Tue, 01/03/2012 - 14:16 I've had my suspicions about that one for a while but haven't been able to prove anything. AKMulligan Tue, 01/03/2012 - 18:00 http://stocklogos.com/logo/community-connections-0 http://stocklogos.com/logo/management AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 09:57 http://stocklogos.com/logo/faithful-friends http://www.canstockphoto.com/nine-dogs-and-puppies-4918295.html AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 10:20 http://stocklogos.com/logo/leap-forward http://www.boutsourcing.com/content/120/jobs AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 10:20 http://stocklogos.com/logo/leap-forward http://www.boutsourcing.com/content/120/jobs AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 10:36 ? http://stocklogos.com/logo/el-cafe-de-la-manana http://www.mechantvinyl.com/stickers-muraux-princesses-des-fruits/116-stickers-muraux-princesses-des-fruits-marcelle-panam.html Darla Hallmark Wed, 01/04/2012 - 10:47 That's a tricky one. How much do scooters look alike? It's not a straight copy... AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:37 That's why I put in the "?". I'm not sure either. admin Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:50 It's almost not ok, but still acceptable I think. AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 10:51 http://stocklogos.com/logo/dance-challenge-2 http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,4537143,00.html AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:41 http://stocklogos.com/logo/southbay-pain-management-consultans http://www.wpclipart.com/medical/symbols/Caduceo.png.html admin Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:52 Thanks, I seem to remember that we agreed this symbol is ok to use, is that right? AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:55 I thought if it was an original rendering of the symbol it was OK. This is pure clip art. AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:46 http://stocklogos.com/logo/walker http://www.123rf.com/photo_4251823_active-people-silhouettes-background.html Valef Creations Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:53 Since you are the expert guys could you check this logo (and the user) http://stocklogos.com/logo/dogg Most of logos are overpriced.. and kinda fake. The dog seems to be the same from the film of 101 dalmatians. Phunkmonster Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:56 User: http://stocklogos.com/user/rasikba http://stocklogos.com/logo/lipsy vs http://www.tineye.com/search/1d2e22a146dcd38dc5d39dbb8ab2042292713c38/?pluginver=safari-1.0 http://stocklogos.com/logo/doggy-0 vs http://www.tineye.com/search/05bdf091434edc53a1a4ca146b99afde161fbada/?pluginver=safari-1.0 AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:58 http://www.stickerart.com.au/product_info2.php?cPath=7_31&products_id=5666 Phunkmonster Wed, 01/04/2012 - 12:00 That's three designs right there... :/ Valef Creations Wed, 01/04/2012 - 12:04 I have the eye you have the tools :P I hate these people.. speding time to use our tools for uploading a fake logo and not using them right to "create" a logo!!! AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 12:06 It's often really easy to find the cheaters. With at lot of the ones I've found, I just crop out the name of the logo and put it into a google image search. (I haven't had as much luck with tineye.) AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 12:03 One-stop shopping! admin Wed, 01/04/2012 - 15:54 Thanks I removed them all. We don't criticise pricing. That's up to the designer. NancyCarterDesign Wed, 01/04/2012 - 16:33 same designer http://stocklogos.com/logo/charmy http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dazed-Confused-Original-Soundtrack/dp/B000002L1V Darla Hallmark Wed, 01/04/2012 - 16:56 http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-footprints-image6527361 http://us.fotolia.com/id/16433532 http://us.fotolia.com/id/10156355 http://graphicleftovers.com/graphic/feet-silhouettes-hazard-stripes/ http://stocklogos.com/logo/my-foot AKMulligan Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:54 Another ? http://stocklogos.com/logo/my-all-weather https://www.facebook.com/pages/Portal-Estética/119796408106546?sk=app_128953167177144 The facebook one is the only match I found. Odd. Darla Hallmark Wed, 01/04/2012 - 12:10 I think those are the same person. Darla Hallmark Thu, 01/05/2012 - 12:43 The Red Cross would object to this. http://stocklogos.com/logo/nashik-blood-bank-1 AKMulligan Fri, 01/06/2012 - 10:40 ? http://stocklogos.com/logo/dogncircle http://www.heatherlmurphy.com/ inGenious Fri, 01/06/2012 - 14:56 please note that user has copied my work ideea, in the same brief. http://stocklogos.com/brief/20-heaven#comment-74365 http://stocklogos.com/logo/20-heaven-7#comment-74366 admin Fri, 01/06/2012 - 15:02 I think heaven and wings is very obvious connection. inGenious Fri, 01/06/2012 - 15:47 the elements on the his logo are like in my logo.. grego66 Mon, 01/09/2012 - 17:18 I'm not calling this one, just asking if it is acceptable, it's the same Q .... http://stocklogos.com/logo/quicktravel-9 http://stocklogos.com/logo/quick-travel-0 Darla Hallmark Mon, 01/09/2012 - 17:32 That's a generic Q grego66 Mon, 01/09/2012 - 18:04 Thanks. So what font is it? Darla Hallmark Mon, 01/09/2012 - 18:24 My first thought is Goudy, but it may be Collage. grego66 Mon, 01/09/2012 - 18:43 Thanks I'll check them out, it's interesting because it doesn't look like this Q comes from a generic font or look like a typical Q, it looks like an original graphic. ApplexDesign Tue, 01/10/2012 - 04:16 What do you think? http://stocklogos.com/logo/elephantmail (07/12/2011) vs http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/156527 (04/01/2012) Tortuga Tue, 01/10/2012 - 04:39 This is an interesting one. I personally think it wouldnt be accepted on SL but the logo is on Logopond. You would have to take that up with that particular designer. How does SL stand on this though? Would they get involved and help? Or is it solely down to the designer? The other designer could simply ignore Applex. Then Applex may well sell the design on SL and the client comes across the other logo on logopond. It could look bad on SL because that client might think Applex has sold a logo that's not bespoke. ApplexDesign Tue, 01/10/2012 - 05:07 Sorry, ElephantMail on Logopond http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/151232 Tortuga Tue, 01/10/2012 - 05:29 I'm not sure how it works on logopond for this kind of thing. Maybe go in their forum? I wouldn't expect much though as many designers there are not a fan of SL. They complain in the forum about your links to logos from logopond to SL. admin Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:14 The orange one has a concept of the e as @, the other one doesn't have this idea. KLAPPER Tue, 01/10/2012 - 19:30 http://www.smadav.net/ vs http://stocklogos.com/logo/green-pyramid http://stocklogos.com/logo/infinite-shield Darla Hallmark Tue, 01/10/2012 - 19:35 Yeah, the "impossible triangle" is a bit too well known to be a good logo. At least "infinte-shield" is a different shape, even if the math is wrong. KLAPPER Tue, 01/10/2012 - 19:42 which determines the goodness or badness is admin admin Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:14 Well known symbol. Again neither of them are original enough in my opinion. KLAPPER Tue, 01/10/2012 - 19:09 my logo http://stocklogos.com/logo/consulting-2 same concept http://stocklogos.com/logo/eleven-messages Darla Hallmark Tue, 01/10/2012 - 19:22 I would say this one was parallel evolution. admin Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:13 Too many similar logos out there already. I wish we didn't have either of them. NancyCarterDesign Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:28 http://www.servicemagic.com/ Tortuga Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:35 You beat me to it on this one Nancy, I saw another logo using the same concept on a car in front of me yesterday and knew I'd seen it before. That was for a motor sales company though. ApplexDesign Wed, 01/11/2012 - 06:58 ... ApplexDesign Wed, 01/11/2012 - 03:27 I disagree. My concept is "two numbers a handshake" with slogan " you are number one". ApplexDesign Wed, 01/11/2012 - 07:00 I'm sorry Coconuts, I have not seen your concept. but if it was like it is right that admin has deleted. Max respect!!!! inGenious Wed, 01/11/2012 - 06:52 in the same brief: 1)my logo: http://stocklogos.com/logo/10-west-dental-2 and... http://stocklogos.com/logo/10-west-dental-16 The brief does not refer to any clock, is a brief that wants a logo for a dental office that contains the number 10 in name. Darla Hallmark Wed, 01/11/2012 - 09:50 That's just two different people trying to represent the number 10 in a clever way. There's nothing unusual about similar concepts showing up in briefs. I notice the second one also includes a compass pointing west. inGenious, none of us are quite as clever and original as we like to think we are. If we start thinking that we are soooo creative that nobody could possibly think of the things we think of, we stop advancing. It's not good to get all tangled up in worrying about what other people are doing. Your *design* looks better than theirs, and that's the important thing. inGenious Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:10 If he used toothbrushes symbol it was something normal. but I come with an idea and another "designer"comes and steals think it's plagiarism. But I starting to understand that it works on the site ... XBlueDivision Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:17 plagiarism is an exact copy! Using a similar concept is legitimate! (It should be different from the creative presentation - This is given !) P.S: Check this out http://www.logodesignlove.com/similar-original-logos Then you know what i mean ... Darla Hallmark Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:23 Here's another good link. http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/archive/2005/09/logo-originality Avalikmom Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:01 The logos look very different. I don't think using a clock to symbolize the number 10 is an original idea. eMindz clock is also a compass. If both logos represented a clock and a compass at the same time, then it would be pretty iffy. ApplexDesign Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:14 http://stocklogos.com/logo/green-pyramid vs http://pattieproject.wordpress.com/hot-pockets/food-choice-why-do-consumers-eat-hot-pockets/triangle/ and others.... search on googleimages ApplexDesign Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:31 http://stocklogos.com/logo/colour-tree vs http://www.vectoropenstock.com/2942-Colorful-design-elements-vector justologos Fri, 01/13/2012 - 07:35 omg! inGenious Fri, 01/13/2012 - 08:16 only for 500$ :)) NancyCarterDesign Thu, 01/12/2012 - 17:03 http://stocklogos.com/logo/go-show-11 rearranged hands: http://www.shutterstock.com/s/hand/search.html#id=19636063 Tortuga Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:47 One of Ivans ! Not exactly the same but I noticed this while looking through his profile after his latest sale lol. I think it's coincidence but knew I'd seen as it's an app on my iPhone. http://stocklogos.com/logo/inspiration-room-14 Vs http://www.nokia.com/sg-en/lumiawpapps/ Scroll to the bottom of the page, tune in radio. NancyCarterDesign Fri, 01/13/2012 - 12:03 please. AKMulligan Fri, 01/13/2012 - 16:52 Kind of similar, but far enough apart, in my estimation. Tortuga Fri, 01/13/2012 - 18:30 What?? lol They do look similar, it's not a dig by the way, more a notice of how ideas can look very similar and not intended as a copy. admin Sat, 01/14/2012 - 10:59 I didn't copy of course, but I better delete it. Tortuga Sat, 01/14/2012 - 20:51 I'm sure you didn't Ivan. I wasn't saying it should be deleted as it is different, just it looks very similar. I'm saying that without trying to contradict myself, if you know what I mean. Darla Hallmark Fri, 01/13/2012 - 12:22 Maybe? http://stocklogos.com/logo/glasgow-real-nappy-network-5 http://www.babyshopmagazine.com/profiles/Nearta/logo_sm.png inGenious Fri, 01/13/2012 - 12:36 same idea, looks different... admin Sat, 01/14/2012 - 11:00 I didn't copy, but I better delete this one too. Better be safe than sorry. Neko-chan Sat, 01/14/2012 - 11:06 Oops, I guess I'm going to report myself... I've made this logo and thought it was a cool idea: http://stocklogos.com/logo/lemon-fish I had even checked the internet and SL to see if there are any similar logos, but didn't find any. And then today I accidentally ran into this one: http://stocklogos.com/logo/limefish The idea is obviously the same and I'm really confused now... Shall I delete it??? What do you think, guys? PS It seems that the SOLD logos aren't shown in the author's portfolio, nor do they come up when doing a search on keywords. That must have been the reasons why I hadn't seen this lemon fish logo. Is it possible to always show all the logos in portfolio and have the sold ones marked as SOLD? Element Sat, 01/14/2012 - 11:06 Hmm that's a tough call imo, but since the other one sold if it was me I would take it down. But you might get away with it, I dunno. Darla Hallmark Sat, 01/14/2012 - 11:30 It is sooooo frustrating when that happens. If it was mine, I would take it down. Just to keep my portfolio fresh. Avalikmom Sat, 01/14/2012 - 13:43 Yep, hard call alright. However, I think they are drawn different enough that it is safe to keep. Also, yours can be more symbolic, as lemon and fish are common to eat together. I'm wondering if you had made it, say, a kiwi fish, would the question still come up? I think it's just because the only difference between a lemon and a lime is the colour. Probably best to see how the designer of the lime fish feels about it. Neko-chan Sat, 01/14/2012 - 13:54 I actually got the idea from the name itself, "lemonfish". It's a kind of shark and it's my favourite. It does taste a bit like lemon. inGenious Sat, 01/14/2012 - 14:10 Stocklogos sells logos and does not sell names, Ivan said:) The lemonfish there: http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/18500/Lemon-Fish-18661.jpg so there are two different representations for this fish... AKMulligan Sat, 01/14/2012 - 16:26 That sucks, but it's happened to a bunch of us. Neko-chan Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:08 Thanks, guys, I've decided to delete this logo, just waited to get more comments last night and then woke up in the morning and Ivan has done it for me LOL Yeah, this one was a bummer, but I'm new to logos, so that's one lesson learned :-) slkav Sat, 01/14/2012 - 15:04 Not sure if it's a violation but this logo looks as if it uses the exact same shape as in the following image : Stocklogos URL: http://stocklogos.com/logo/asymmetric-2 Violation URL:http://www.korthalsaltes.com/photo/compound_of_two_different_size_asymmetric_pyramids.jpg XBlueDivision Sat, 01/14/2012 - 20:46 I think it's more inspiration ... Tortuga Sat, 01/14/2012 - 20:48 slkav!! So active on twitter and instagram!! inGenious Tue, 01/17/2012 - 05:02 http://stocklogos.com/logo/asymmetric Valef Creations Tue, 01/17/2012 - 09:16 guys! its inspiration not copy of an existing logo or a clipart!!!!! so before accusing someone be sure ofwhat you are posting!!!!! inGenious Wed, 01/18/2012 - 03:50 ok, please do not mind:) I thought that is called vectorization and no inspiration. But if the site accepts and takes responsibility for this, I will do the same. Element Wed, 01/18/2012 - 04:22 It would inspiration if you took the idea of the warped shape and made a new shape from scratch using the same idea, this is a direct copy. Valef Creations Wed, 01/18/2012 - 05:34 Copy of a geometrical shape of an image? Its not a violation to copy a shape. The violation comes when the image is already a clipart or a logo!!!! Also when it comes to geometrical shapes and their combinations there is no parthenogenesis. No one can claim that the shape exists only in that image. Element Wed, 01/18/2012 - 05:52 Oh.. Right, so then I could copy that same shape and post 15 logos using it and that would be fine? or do you think you own that shape now because you copied it first? See this is what happens when you copy something instead of creating something. What happens if that photo you copied turns out to be copyrighted? Valef Creations Wed, 01/18/2012 - 06:19 Copying a not unique shape inside a photo doesn't mean that I copied the image!!! Also I made it! I didnt trace or something! Its not an exact copy!!! I copied the idea not the image. Its like making a beetle car vector! You cannot make a beetle car with a lot of ways when it comes to a specific view! Also before accusing me you can go to my portfolio and see my logos - I am not a copycat just because I reproduced a geometrical shape! ps. The site contains almost 200 images (maybe more) with all kind of prisms!!! Pyramids cubes etc!!! You cannot accuse everyone here for having a prism into his logo! Prism are not something to be declared as a under copyright protection drawing!!!! inGenious Wed, 01/18/2012 - 06:42 you're right man, after all I could make myself a program to generate millions of geometric form, upload them to a site and then I can sue anyone... Element Wed, 01/18/2012 - 13:02 Ok, so you say you didn't copy the photo, but just the idea... Then why didn't you change the angle? you kept it exactly like the photo, why? If you was just using the idea you could of manipulated it any way you wanted, but you didn't you kept it exactly the same as the photo. You might of as well just traced it. P.s Ive had enough of this conversation, I'm going to end it here. Btw you don't have to end every sentence with "!!!" Not everything is so dramatic. Valef Creations Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:31 It is a different angle! I made it step by step by watching the photo and not by tracing it! Also StockLogos didnt removed my logos. Also why try to make it different? The guy who made that image is not the inventor of that kind of prism for Christ sake. Its like trying to make a different angle for pyramids of Giza! I am done also with this conversation! Since admin dint removed it I dont have to apologize to you! You can complain to him. I did took advantage of the shape but I made it look good! ps: did you saw my portfolio? Do you really believe that I am from the guys who just take an image and trace it? dont be mean with me just because you dont like that I used that prism. ps2: using a lot of "!!!" its my way for typing and chatting is it necessary to criticize me even for this? Peace! Element Wed, 01/18/2012 - 15:06 Why do you keep going on about tracing? I never said you traced it, it makes no difference to me how you get to the desired result. "It is a different angle! " - .. No, no its not. "why try to make it different?" - Its called being creative. If you see something and just reproduce it exactly, whats the point? "I dont have to apologize to you!" - I don't want you to.. You seem to have this assumption that I'm very angry with you or something.. I'm not. I don't care if it stays on this site or gets taken down, I don't care if it sells or doesn't sell. The only reason I'm commenting is to show that I disapprove of the decision to copy a shape from a photo you didn't take. Now thinking about it maybe it was a bad idea to have this discussion here, if admin so wishes he can remove all my comments from this thread. admin Wed, 01/18/2012 - 15:08 Folks. Let's keep this thread clean. Open a new forum topic for such discussions. Thanks Ninil Thu, 01/19/2012 - 08:31 Invite you to discuss the issue here: http://stocklogos.com/topic/can inGenious Wed, 01/18/2012 - 06:34 so.. it is wonderful, good luck ;) Avalikmom Wed, 01/18/2012 - 13:57 Actually, that stills happens. I had a diamond removed because it was too close to ones on the net – diamonds are made of geometric shapes but ... goodbye logo. Tortuga Wed, 01/18/2012 - 20:15 The majority of all logos are made of geometric shapes, it's how you make them unique that's the key. AKMulligan Sun, 01/15/2012 - 11:41 http://stocklogos.com/logo/talent-studio http://custom-popart.com/kiss-me-im-a-bassist-postcard-239235370024934805.html Darla Hallmark Sun, 01/15/2012 - 14:13 That doesn't *quite* match... but this does. http://yokodesign.kei.pl/szablony/naklejki/muzycy/13.jpg ApplexDesign Mon, 01/16/2012 - 11:02 what do you think???? http://stocklogos.com/logo/elephant-0 http://stocklogos.com/logo/flying-elephant-6 and http://www.thefamilier.com/ AKMulligan Mon, 01/16/2012 - 11:50 That is a tough call. justologos Tue, 01/17/2012 - 05:08 this designer copy my design: my design: http://stocklogos.com/logo/20-heaven-concept copy: http://stocklogos.com/logo/20-heaven-19 Darla Hallmark Tue, 01/17/2012 - 08:55 Not really. Valef Creations Tue, 01/17/2012 - 09:18 I dont think its a copy! Its a different approach of the same concept! HowardW Tue, 01/17/2012 - 16:27 agree Tortuga Wed, 01/18/2012 - 08:45 Rymo. Your avatar is interestingly similar to a stocklogos owned logo? Mmmmmm inGenious Wed, 01/18/2012 - 03:59 I do not understand anything: you works have been copied, and my work was not copied...... my version: http://stocklogos.com/logo/20-heaven-2-0 anther user version: http://stocklogos.com/logo/20-heaven-7 These things would not happen as long as our proposals would be hidden until finishing brief time allotted. Avalikmom Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:03 Actually, they would still happen. Heaven and angel wings are synonymous; as are shopping and shopping bags. In fact, we'd probably see even more similar logos. A lot of designers try to stay away from being too similar, even if they had the same idea. (If I see a concept in mind, I look to see what has been uploaded for the brief, and just go "oh, hell" if I see something too similar. Then I think of another concept). AKMulligan Tue, 01/17/2012 - 15:13 http://stocklogos.com/logo/női-hétvége-0 http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://static.wix.com/media/8201f42a6ee1289d607fa73b08445a2e.wix_mp_256&imgrefurl=http://www.mclan.tk/&h=256&w=256&sz=14&tbnid=Dw1tzQA7TKQvXM&tbnh=204&tbnw=204&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwoman%2Bsilhouette%2B%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=woman+silhouette+&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ydUVT469BMLx0gGko8zDAw&ved=0CHUQ8g0&usg=__CgOPRIK4PR4t8GvsWHB7BTfTZNQ= Darla Hallmark Tue, 01/17/2012 - 17:05 That's not a good link, but here's one. http://www.amazon.com/this-life-Ill-take-Tequila/dp/0557339669/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i AKMulligan Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:08 Thanks! Valef Creations Tue, 01/17/2012 - 16:51 Guys have a look at this guy http://stocklogos.com/logo/lighthouse-company all of his logos must be fake!!! Reverse Tue, 01/17/2012 - 17:08 There's over a dozen and they all look like "live trace" & Photoshop "cutout" filter. Unless author went to all these locations and took the photographs they traced from? Darla Hallmark Tue, 01/17/2012 - 17:12 It's possible he's a photographer trying to get something out of his overabundant lighthouse pictures. I have photos from New England, Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Texas and many other places in my own portfolio. I would be leery of using a recognizable building, though. I don't think Nubble Light would like to see their image being used as someone's logo. Valef Creations Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:08 I am not sure but image trace must be a violation. AKMulligan Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:10 I'm not sure about that, unless it's privately-owned. I'm guessing that if the designer owns the original photos, they're probably OK. I was suspicious myself and did an image search of a couple of them, which came up empty. Valef Creations Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:12 Perhaps Ivan must ask for the original images before publishing especially when its obviously a trace!!! Darla Hallmark Tue, 01/17/2012 - 17:08 Why do you think so? Valef Creations Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:07 I think Nancy is the right person to confirm this! Darla Hallmark Tue, 01/17/2012 - 17:25 ok... this one... http://stocklogos.com/logo/lighthouse-company-2 Is West Quoddy head. http://www.cookinglight.com/healthy-living/travel/see-ight-maine-00400000001233/ and would need a property release for use. http://stocklogos.com/logo/lighthouse-company-7 is Pigeon Point, Oregon http://www.outbackphoto.com/outbackphoto_db/t_photos.php?RollID=2003_added_02&FrameID=x01_0004_0782_PigeonPointLighthouse_proof20030331rel&TopicID=Hwy1 admin Wed, 01/18/2012 - 15:01 Thanks! I think the vectors are different enough. I tried to match them up and it's not a direct copy. Darla Hallmark Wed, 01/18/2012 - 16:13 West Quoddy head is a recognizable tourist landmark. I don't think they would approve. Avalikmom Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:07 You can't just make accusations. If you are claiming somebody traced a logo, you need to link to the logo. Teddy S Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:13 How about this one? http://stocklogos.com/logo/lion-3 Compared to this one (this is a renowned soccer team in Mexico): http://clubpumasunam.com/ Valef Creations Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:19 not different enough. perhaps the designer could make a couple of changes. Ninil Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:32 http://stocklogos.com/logo/moo-design X http://www.iplay.com.br/Imagens/Divertidas/04f2/Vaca_Com_Manchas_No_Formato_Do_Mapa_Mundi Avalikmom Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:08 This one's already been flagged, and it was okay. Spintherism Wed, 01/18/2012 - 13:06 Designer: http://stocklogos.com/user/majestic Logo: http://stocklogos.com/logo/maxx-k-interstate Even though it is not the exact same shape, the easy recognition (overall shape and colors) could be a problem for a potential buyer who would like to trademark this logo. The "Interstate" shield was trademarked in 1967: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4006:58cor0.6.1 AKMulligan Wed, 01/18/2012 - 13:59 I got the message, :This search session has expired. Please start a search session again by clicking on the TRADEMARK icon, if you wish to continue." when I clicked on the last link. Spintherism Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:56 I didn't realize that there was a session and that it would eventually expire. Since I don't see a direct link to the trademark registration in question, here's how to get to it: 1.- Go to the following page: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/ 2.- Click on TESS (search trademarks). 3.- Click on Basic Word Mark Search. 4.- Search Term is: 0835635 and Field is: Serial or Registration Number. 5.- Click Submit Query. For those who just want to see the image, here's a direct link: http://tess2.uspto.gov/ImageAgent/ImageAgentProxy?getImage=72239199 Quoted from that page: "Description of Mark: The drawing is lined for the colors red and blue" admin Wed, 01/18/2012 - 15:03 The only similarity is the shape right? I think a shield is a common design. Thanks Spintherism Wed, 01/18/2012 - 18:15 It's trademarked for shape and colors. If this logo is bought it would be very hard to trademark and/or the buyer will have problems with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation. My 2¢ worth, Spintherism. PS: Majestic, nothing personal. I'm just trying to help. :o) AKMulligan Wed, 01/18/2012 - 17:02 http://stocklogos.com/logo/t4m http://stocklogos.com/logo/devil-doll Valef Creations Wed, 01/18/2012 - 17:15 exact the same! Jon Askill Thu, 01/19/2012 - 14:51 Stocklogos: http://stocklogos.com/logo/youngcrownltdbigorange Violation: http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=crown&hl=en&safe=off&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=qiUU1a-R15nH-M:&imgrefurl=http://kingofbids.com/news&docid=nhgj_sq5xi6wcM&imgurl=http://kingofbids.com/userfiles/image/789crown.jpg&w=700&h=498&ei=pXMYT5XYEoL-8gOb6KXJCw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=319&sig=105243807226261889233&page=1&tbnh=112&tbnw=162&start=0&ndsp=58&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=70&ty=63&biw=1920&bih=918 Sorry but that's a definite copy/filter/cutout AKMulligan Thu, 01/19/2012 - 15:04 http://stocklogos.com/logo/youngcrownltdbigorange http://www.squidoo.com/the-difference-between-advair-and-symbicort AKMulligan Thu, 01/19/2012 - 16:41 http://stocklogos.com/logo/tips4models-8 http://www.decalsbay.com/index.php/figures-decals-stickers/sexy-decals-stickers.html?limit=25&mode=list http://stocklogos.com/logo/tips4models-9 http://stocklogos.com/logo/tips4model http://www.owenwebhosting.com/rg/modelschioce.htm Spintherism Thu, 01/19/2012 - 21:19 Also this logo, by the same designer: http://stocklogos.com/logo/tips4models-5 The silhouette is definitely clip-art: http://www.chatrush.com/img/chatrush.png http://www.fontsy.com/php/fontpic.php?id=3562 AKMulligan Fri, 01/20/2012 - 10:06 Good catch! I was pretty sure that was clip art, but wasn't able to find it. ApplexDesign Fri, 01/20/2012 - 09:23 what do you think???? http://stocklogos.com/logo/union-3 - Wed, 09/14/2011 - 09:05 vs my http://stocklogos.com/logo/humanright - Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:00 Valef Creations Fri, 01/20/2012 - 09:26 Different enough in my opinion. I like your logo btw. chrisworks Fri, 01/20/2012 - 09:56 If I was site admin, I would remove the union logo. What is the significance of having both logos on the site ? The first one (union) uses the same shapes and concept of Applex's one, so ask yourself how would you feel if you was Applex and union logo sold tomorrow. ApplexDesign Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:32 ...and variations on http://applexlogos.blogspot.com/2011/11/un-logo-per-i-diritti-umani.html Avalikmom Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:14 Hard call, because yours have necks, these don't. The concept of having people in a circle holding hands is not unique, nor is having a circle for a head, and some sort of shape to represent arms. So, I would be inclined to say the other one is safe, less people, no necks, different colours. Yours is much more attractive though. Valef Creations Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:55 agree! Karvis Sat, 01/21/2012 - 06:46 Why upload the same logo with different title? http://stocklogos.com/logo/real-estate-lighthouse-sail http://stocklogos.com/logo/reed-insurance Reverse Sat, 01/21/2012 - 09:14 Some clients can't envision how a generic logo would work for them, so you tailor the logo to them after reading their brief. admin Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:03 Just make sure to delete the second one as soon as possible. AshleyNicole Sat, 01/21/2012 - 08:17 Good work guys, keep it up =) NancyCarterDesign Sat, 01/21/2012 - 11:41 Sold logo is clipart: http://stocklogos.com/logo/babylandia http://graphichive.net/details.php?id=7491 NancyCarterDesign Sat, 01/21/2012 - 11:44 This facebook image is dated before the logo by a year: http://stocklogos.com/logo/ganesh-indian-bar http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.125587330823687.16830.100243980024689&type=1 AKMulligan Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:19 And this one: http://stocklogos.com/logo/orchid-spa http://twitter.com/jazzeryka admin Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:04 I'll let client know and if he wants we will give money back. Thanks AKMulligan Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:15 Which made me wonder about this one: http://stocklogos.com/logo/we-love-sushi-japanese-restaurant http://fondoffood.blogspot.com/2009/11/sushi-spice-will-this-spice-up-mumbai.html Avalikmom Sat, 01/21/2012 - 16:51 I think the designer should be banned. All logos that were uploaded by this designer were clip art. admin Sat, 01/21/2012 - 21:11 Banned now. Darla Hallmark Sat, 01/21/2012 - 13:32 You really need to put up an entry requirement of some sort. It would be less work than approving, deleting, selling, deleting, refunding... NancyCarterDesign Sat, 01/21/2012 - 17:47 It requires a lot of designer hours to keep this site only partially clean of stockart and copyright violations. It seems to me that more could be done upfront. Ninil Sat, 01/21/2012 - 14:30 http://graphicleftovers.com/graphic/spacesuit_boy.eps/ X http://stocklogos.com/logo/icu Darla Hallmark Sat, 01/21/2012 - 14:44 http://stocklogos.com/logo/natural-women-15 http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-11238515-vector-set-closeup-silhouette-portrait-of-beautiful-woman.php Spintherism Sat, 01/21/2012 - 15:14 That particular stock vector is also used in this logo by the same designer: http://stocklogos.com/logo/larissa-lognay-photography-10 ... Also, another logo by the same designer: http://stocklogos.com/logo/guava-natural-cosmetics-1 Stock vector graphic used: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/image-4525600/stock-vector-guav NancyCarterDesign Sat, 01/21/2012 - 17:46 also used in this logo http://stocklogos.com/logo/larissa-lognay-photography-10 NancyCarterDesign Sat, 01/21/2012 - 17:45 http://studioninetydesign.com/ too Spintherism Sat, 01/21/2012 - 19:15 That particular domain was created 10 days after the purchase of the logo, most probably that's the client who bought it from StockLogos.