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ajleroux
2015-10-19

Dealing with copycats is unfortunately unavoidable when publishing anything online. Of my own logos, approximately 50% have been used without permission at some point. The good news is that it is not difficult to get copied logos removed.

Your first step should be a friendly email to the person using the logo. Here is the template we use:

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"Your use of the logo listed below infringes on the rights of the copyright holder. While we are delighted that you would like to use this logo on your web site, we do require that you either purchase the rights to the original logo through the LogoGround link below or that you delete it from your web site. Whichever you choose, we would appreciate your response within the next two business days in order to avoid further action."
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Include links to the original logo on LogoGround and to the copied logo.

If you receive no response and if the copied logo appears on a platform like Facebook/Twitter etc., those sites can be contacted directly. Here are some links:

Blogger: https://support.google.com/legal/troubleshooter/1114905
Google+: https://support.google.com/legal/troubleshooter/1114905
WordPress hosted sites: http://automattic.com/dmca-notice/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952
Twitter: https://support.twitter.com/forms/dmca
Yahoo, including Flickr: https://info.yahoo.com/copyright/
VK: https://vk.com/dmca?act=new_dmca
Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/dmca
Apple (iTunes): http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/appstorenotices/
Fotolia: Send a DMCA via email to copyright [at] fotolia.com
Instagram: http://help.instagram.com/535503073130320/
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/copyright-policy
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/about/copyright/dmca/
Shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/terms/dmca-notice
Depositphotos: https://depositphotos.com/dmca
Freelancer: https://www.freelancer.com/dmca/
Fiverr: https://www.fiverr.com/intellectual-property

The last resort is sending a DMCA notice to their hosting company. To determine the hosting company use a service like:
http://www.whoishostingthis.com/
You can also do a whois search, where the name servers will often indicate who the hosting company is. Then visit the hosting company's web site. Many hosting companies have a dedicated form for DMCA complaints.

For help with DMCA notices, see our help page here which includes an example:
http://www.logoground.com/dmca-take-down-example.php

In our experience the copied logo is removed (or purchased) virtually every time.

Something to keep in mind:
Only the copyright holder or someone authorized by the copyright holder may send a DMCA complaint. At LogoGround we transfer the copyright to the client when a sale occurs. You should only send DMCA notices for unsold logos.



USER
2015-10-19

I only found one of my logos on Pinterest but i think thats ok because it is not being sold there and it can give better exposure for our logos.



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ajleroux
2015-10-19

@gdavis
Having your logos on Pinterest can have a negative effect if people use search engines to find the logos on Pinterest. Search engine users should ideally be sent straight to LogoGround where they can order the logo. In a sense, Pinterest competes with us for our own traffic. But that said, it is fairly easy to click through from Pinterest to the original logo on LogoGround and the extra exposure means more potential clients see your logos, so I would recommend leaving those logos on Pinterest. If there is something you want removed from Pinterest, here is the form:
https://www.pinterest.com/about/copyright/dmca-pin/



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LogoGround
2015-11-14

Hi Dezzainer,
Please see the opening post above and let us know if you have any questions.



DESIGNER
DEZZAINER
2015-11-15

Design removed, thank you !!!



DESIGNER
lazeefish
2015-12-12

Look at these guys, they are not just using my logo design, they rather want to sell it at....???.. $2:
Original:
http://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=13555
Copy:
http://www.logoblossom.com/owldata-buy%20education%20and%20art%20logo
I have contacted them by email and am waiting....



DESIGNER
GraphicsCrush
2015-12-12

"About LogoBlossom:
PROFESSIONAL PROMOTERS HAVING VAST EXPERIENCE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN HAVE STARTED LOGO BLOSSOM.COM. WE HAVE STARED LOGOBLOSSOM.COM FOR PEOPLE THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR QUALITY AND EXCLUSIVE LOGOS FOR THEIR BUSINESS."

As far as I see, they sell stolen logos and stock clipart as their own...sheesh.



DESIGNER
Quicky
2015-12-14

Could always post on there twitter feed.

https://twitter.com/logoblossom



ADMIN
LogoGround
2015-12-14

Thanks lazeefish for the find.
I looked through their site and found a few more logos copied from LogoGround. I will pass this on to our parent company who will get in touch with LogoBlossom.



DESIGNER
lazeefish
2015-12-15

Thank you guys for giving a hand, i was getting helpless with those people.



DESIGNER
lazeefish
2015-12-16

Removed, thanks a lot!



DESIGNER
GraphicsCrush
2016-03-03

Hello ,

Could you guys give me an advice?
I recently found my logo stolen, but not only online.
I've seen pictures with it printed on walls and as a an entrance sign for a shop.
What should do ? ...

Thank you in advance!



DESIGNER
Mascot Logos
2016-03-03

You were probably seeing mock-ups of your logo which is stolen. If that's the case, just follow ajleroux's tips.



DESIGNER
GraphicsCrush
2016-03-03

Unfortunately they are not mockups, hence my dillema :)

Here is the link of the "shop"
https://www.instagram.com/babypark.bandar/

and my logo is
http://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=15326



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ajleroux
2016-03-04

Hi GraphicsCrush,

Easy solution:
If they can't use the logo on their Instagram/Facebook/Twitter pages or on their own web site that will give them enough reason to stop using it. Don't worry about the logo on the wall - just make it impossible for them to use the logo online unless they buy it from you. If they buy it, great. It might now be cheaper for them to buy the logo than to change it. If they decide to change it they will more than likely change the logo on the wall too.

Hard solution:
Find out where they are located and get in touch with a lawyer in their own country. Lawyers' fees can be prohibitively steep, but not always. Initial consultations are often free so you can get an idea of the process and the cost and then decide if it is worth it to continue.



DESIGNER
GraphicsCrush
2016-03-04

Thank you Andre!
Hope the easy solution will work out.



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ajleroux
2016-04-04

Thanks herulogo. I know about this one. I contacted the people at "lobotz" but the logo has been sold on LogoGround so I could not send a DMCA to them (only the copyright holder can send a DMCA). The person who bought the original from me has the option to send a DMCA or to take other legal steps. They're a big company so they would probably have the resources to sue if they wanted to.



DESIGNER
sourcebleu
2016-04-13

Hi logoground,
i found a copy of my original logo
http://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=8765

in a web site
http://www.meuniversal.com/lincoln-medlife-vein-finder.html

and contact him
he reply asking me to prove the copyright of the logo

" Kindly provide the copy of the copyright or trademark of the logo, which is normally the registration with the International Patent and Trademark Organisation for limiting reproduction of work."

what can i do,
thanks



ADMIN
ajleroux
2016-04-13

Hi sourcebleu.
Copyright is automatic. You do not need to register it. They are either uninformed about how copyright actually works or they are hoping that you are.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright for an overview.
(specifically the part under the header "Obtaining and enforcing copyright")



DESIGNER
sourcebleu
2016-04-13

hello ajleroux
thank you for replying
i send him this link
if he dont inser i will send a DMCA to their hosting company



DESIGNER
Zveronika
2016-09-10

Hi Logoground designers,

a Good soul have warned me that this designer from Brandcrowd is selling my already sold logos from Logoground.

Copied logos:
http://www.brandcrowd.com/logo-design/details/137911
http://www.brandcrowd.com/logo-design/details/136258

Here are my original logos:
http://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=21275
http://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=21330

I reported this to Brandcrowd support. Should I inform my clients also? I am not sure that I have their contact information.

Please, check this designer for your own safety.



DESIGNER
singaraja
2016-09-10

Just read this thread and, all I can say is what the h*ll are those copycats thinking



ADMIN
ajleroux
2016-09-10

Zveronika, I checked the rest of this designer's logos and there were no others that I recognized from LogoGround, but I agree that those two logos are clearly copied. I'm sure BrandCrowd will agree also. They were responsive in the past when I reported logos.

I don't think it is necessary to inform the clients, provided that BrandCrowd removes the logos promptly. If they don't then informing the clients may be a good idea. If you don't have their contact info let me know and I will get in touch with them.

@deadlyshape, you have to wonder... If someone is so bad at logo design that they have to copy another's work, then why do they want to become logo designers?! I suck at singing. That's why I don't sing. There must be something else this person is good at. He/she should go do that instead.



DESIGNER
Zveronika
2016-09-11

Thank you for your answer, Ajleroux.
I will wait till Monday/Tuesday for their response. If they remove designs, then I don't think is necessary to inform the clients.
These are very unpleasant situations; someone else can buy a logo that is already sold.

Person who informed me about this is a logo designer on the one of logo selling site. I have been told that there are more of them who sells somebody else's logos on Brandcrowd.
I expected that someone can use my design for their web site, even some designer took my logo for his portfolio, but this is forgivable from my point of view. Some customers don't know and don't care or designers are very young and eager to succeed.
But I didn't expected this, this is gangsterism. Designer put myself, my home page, my clients, his clients and Brandcrowd in potentialy very difficult situation and he simply doesn't care.



DESIGNER
lazeefish
2016-09-11

@ajleroux, I think you missed that one:
Original:
http://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=22710
Copy:
http://www.brandcrowd.com/logo-design/details/137904



ADMIN
ajleroux
2016-09-11

@Zveronica
I feel for the client who buys a logo that they can't use because the copyright belongs to someone else. Having unusable logos on the site is very bad for business so I am sure BrandCrowd will remove them.

@lazeefish,
Thanks for catching that one. I notified BrandCrowd.



DESIGNER
datenshi blue
2016-09-11

what if the logo is used on youtube? where should i complain? thank you



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DESIGNER
datenshi blue
2016-09-11

thank you



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ADMIN
ajleroux
2016-09-26

Nice catch masjacky. Thanks. I've removed the logo from LogoGround while we review.



DESIGNER
TheArtist
2016-09-27

Today I received this message: ''The Ibex logo you uploaded today is so similar to the Aries Logo you recently sold that both can not be trademarked or copyrighted. The copyright to the original Taurus Logo belongs to the buyer, as this new logo is a copyright violation. Please be careful as this kind of transgression can result in your being banned from using LogoGround.''
I really did not intend to copy the older logo, I drew to be a different but in same style. I think this is totally a different animals that can't be '' so similar '', when old logo is aries and this is goat.
Is this warning for the ban next mistake or what, I'm really confused, because I had no intention of anything like this. What if in the future something like this happens, to draw from ignorance like this?

https://postimg.org/image/awi9jw0zv/
https://postimg.org/image/xmhecvk7f/



ADMIN
ajleroux
2016-09-27

Hi The Artist,

The message you quoted above isn't completely accurate. Not a big issue, but when quoting something a LogoGround staffer sent you it may cause confusion if you misquote.

I think it is clear that you did not intend any form of dishonesty with the new logo. That said, we felt that the two logos were too similar.

When I saw the new logo I thought "Wait, this logo sold a few days ago, didn't it?" Only when I viewed them side-by-side could I identify differences. That's roughly the same criteria that applies to trademarks. If there is a reasonable chance that people will confuse the two logos then they are too similar.

For example, if I made a tomato logo in a simple silhouette shape, with a leaf on top and a bite out of it, that would not be a trademarke-able logo. It would confuse people. People would think that the tomato company is Apple - or at least a division of Apple or related in some way. The fact that it's a different fruit (or animal in your case) does not necessarily distinguish it from a trademarking point of view.

Don't worry, usually the difference is clear between someone who is being dishonest and someone who is inexperienced or not well informed about how trademarks/copyrights work. We expect LogoGround designers to be well informed about these things, but if someone makes an honest mistake then a ban would be harsh. Hence the warning. If someone receives a warning and then continues to make the same mistake, that will start to look more and more like dishonesty and can lead to a ban.



DESIGNER
TheArtist
2016-09-28

Sorry for misquote,I use google translate because my english writing is weak ,that cause the problem. Thanks for such a long explanation. I taught that different from older logo is clear but obviously is not. Sorry



DESIGNER
sculptor
2016-10-05

I really think that LG had the right judgement in this last case.

We are supposed to be artists not a mass producers. "The Artist" took care to make his second logo different but it was not enough as the overall feel of the logo was virtually the same. If this happens to me I want LG to remove 'duplicate' too. This is in our common interest to make our work unique - only this way we can maintain good prices. Clients won't wish to pay us hundreds of dollars if they feel we mass produce our staff.



DESIGNER
mc design
2017-03-09

I have a problem guys,

Today i tried to republish a logo that I thought was not presented very well on LogoGround, so I took it down, redesigned the presentation file and uploaded it again. However when I checked the logo in the google images search it showed some positive hits online.
This was the old presentation https://www.pinterest.com/pin/453667362448130226/
And here is the website with my stolen logo https://www.falconcurrency.com/
My concern is that I will get trouble on LG since I already uploaded the logo again for publishing on LG, even though it is my logo...



ADMIN
LogoGround
2017-03-09

Thank you for letting us know about this. You won't get in trouble on LogoGround, but a problem you do have is proving the earlier date of publication. On LogoGround we record and show the date each logo was published to help designers prove that their logo was published first, before the copy. That way there is no doubt about which one is the original and which one is the copy.

With this logo the date of publication shows today's date, so the copycat will probably be able to prove an earlier date of publication and demand that we remove the logo from LogoGround. The bad news is that we would have to comply unless you can show an earlier date.

Sometimes the "Wayback Machine" (https://archive.org/web/) can help, but I checked and they did not archive that page before you removed it.

You should try contacting the copycat directly. Sometimes simply asking nicely works :)



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2017-10-21

Hello I found one of my logos stolen as a little icon at the top of search.

This is the site: https://foxrey.ru/

This is the logo: http://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=48088

I've preformed a whois search and got the results but don't know what of this text is the hosting server adress:

% IANA WHOIS server
% for more information on IANA, visit http://www.iana.org
% This query returned 1 object

refer: whois.tcinet.ru

domain: RU

organisation: Coordination Center for TLD RU
address: 8 Marta street 1, bld 12
address: Moscow 127083
address: Russian Federation

contact: administrative
name: .RU domain Administrative group
organisation: Coordination Center for TLD RU
address: 8 Marta street 1, bld 12
address: Moscow 127083
address: Russian Federation
phone: +7 495 730 29 71
fax-no: +7 495 730 29 68
e-mail: ru-adm@cctld.ru

contact: technical
name: Technical Center of Internet
organisation: Technical Center of Internet
address: 8 Marta street 1, bld 12
address: Moscow 127083
address: Russian Federation
phone: +7 495 730 29 69
fax-no: +7 495 730 29 68
e-mail: ru-tech@tcinet.ru

nserver: A.DNS.RIPN.NET 193.232.128.6 2001:678:17:0:193:232:128:6
nserver: B.DNS.RIPN.NET 194.85.252.62 2001:678:16:0:194:85:252:62
nserver: D.DNS.RIPN.NET 194.190.124.17 2001:678:18:0:194:190:124:17
nserver: E.DNS.RIPN.NET 193.232.142.17 2001:678:15:0:193:232:142:17
nserver: F.DNS.RIPN.NET 193.232.156.17 2001:678:14:0:193:232:156:17
ds-rdata: 33094 8 2 7228B0DCE8E4DEDA575C7DB69CBF55C43FCCC4BB60FBCC717DDABED1D17338E1

whois: whois.tcinet.ru

status: ACTIVE
remarks: Registration information: http://www.cctld.ru/en

created: 1994-04-07
changed: 2017-10-03
source: IANA

Can someone help me with this. This is first time I am dealing with this kind of stuff. Thanks.



ADMIN
ajleroux
2017-10-21

Hi eclipse42

Have you contacted them directly? That's always the best option and you should try it first.

This page shows an email address for the company:
https://foxrey.ru/contact-us/

This is the URL of the icon:
https://foxrey.ru/favicon.ico

If that doesn't work, I found their hosting details here:
https://www.whoishostingthis.com/?q=foxrey.ru



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2017-10-21

Hello ajleroux, thanks for replying. I've tried contacting them but they didn't reply and I found that hosting detail before but when I click on hosting name (TimeWeb) it doesn't lead me anyway. Can't get to timeweb hosting web page.



DESIGNER
mc design
2017-10-21

I don't even want to go down that rabbit hole... I found a couple of my logos stolen.



DESIGNER
citronneo
2017-10-22

Hey guys, how do you actually find your stolen logos?



DESIGNER
mc design
2017-10-22

Google images search ...



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DESIGNER
eclipse42
2017-10-22

The problem of stolen logo was solved. The user removed my logo from his website and instagram. Thanks Ajleroux for your help.



DESIGNER
explogos
2017-12-08

@mc design - sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you might want to check this out. I know it's a slightly different treatment, but it is the same deer.

https://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-deer-logo-icon-please-look-my-other-logos-icons-image32103087



DESIGNER
fbastiardesign
2018-08-19

thank you for your informations



DESIGNER
datenshi blue
2018-08-20

zzz... that copycat site havelogodotcom still sales stolen logos :(



DESIGNER
AOD Estudio
2018-08-20

Very good information partners, what I do not understand very well is how to search if someone is using my logos without my permission?



DESIGNER
datenshi blue
2018-08-21

with google search images or yandex search images



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2018-08-21

Sadly, we cant legally find them and brake every finger in their hands. Every time this happens im so disheartened, just to report one scumbag it takes an hour or more, you find one sign of malpractice theres 5 more signs just an inch deeper.

As a company trying to root out thieves posing as designers on your platform, it might be a good idea to prepare a letter template you could send other platforms telling who this person is, what he did on logoground and show them the evidence.

If those bastards get banned on one platform they can proppably take it, but if you hit them on several at once you can seriously discourage them and attack their bottom line.

Btw there was a sale today i think shouldnt go through. Uses design elements from other logos, pretty much consists of them entirely. Not a unique design.



ADMIN
ajleroux
2018-08-21

Thanks Gregory. I got your message about it as well and will take it further.



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Gregory M
2018-08-21

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/legal-removal-request-ac?hl=pl&pid=4&complaint_type=1

I used this tool to issue a complaint. I suggest you do too as well as anyone else who recognizes his work being stolen.



DESIGNER
AOD Estudio
2018-08-21


Thanks @datenshi blue

On the other hand what says @Gregory M is very discouraging we must demand all those thieves of our work, for that we dedicate that time realizing our Logos so that another comes and plagiarizes it, if I can help in some way let me know

Blessings to all.



DESIGNER
citronneo
2018-08-22

@Gregory M Very useful, thanks for the advice.



DESIGNER
datenshi blue
2018-08-25

@Gregory M The tool is not in english :( from where can I change the language? I can't understand anything on the page



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2018-08-25

@datenshi blue, that link has been localized for Poland, if you change the hl parameter from pl to en, it should then show in English. But in any case, depending on login status and country, it might revert to the webmaster's tool generic page (Search Console). Below, you will find a Google page for Legal Removal Requests, within the Submit a Legal Request section, there is a direct link to the tool in question (which, by the way, is the same as the first link on the opening post of this topic).

https://support.google.com/legal/answer/3110420

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2018-08-28

Ah sorry i wanted to speed you up a bit, thaught it would translate to your region automatically
This is the google form linked in the first post couple of links forward and its meant to issue a legal complaint so that then google can tell the asshole who stole your logo that he will be llegaly responsible if he wont stop and allows them to track serial abusers and remove them from their platform

https://support.google.com/legal/troubleshooter/1114905

The blog i linked before is on a google platform "blogger.com" so this google form will work with them.



DESIGNER
excellentdynamics
2018-08-29

Why do it? Is not it more productive to direct the work to create more works and create a name for yourself? Those who copy will not make a brand name.



ADMIN
ajleroux
2018-08-29

I couldn't agree more. People who try to sell other people's copyrighted material are doing themselves a disservice. If they invested the same amount of time and effort in creating original designs they would make more money in the long term. And they would sleep better too :)



DESIGNER
excellentdynamics
2018-08-30

I agree. I mean that those who steal, do not earn much on this. If you make high-quality content, in any case there are sales, but there is someone who steals, but even if there is a product that is sold and protected by copyright - appears somewhere in free access or at a minimal price. Anyway someone will buy from you who appreciate the work.



DESIGNER
Zveronika
2018-08-31

This site is selling three or four of "our" logo designs on their goods. One of them is mine. https://www.redstore.co/camiseta-hombre-leon-heraldico
I am not sure, but I think these designs are from Logoground also:
https://www.redstore.co/camiseta-hombre-leon-lad
https://www.redstore.co/camiseta-hombre-leon-rey
https://www.redstore.co/camiseta-hombre-leon-fuerza-de-un-pueblo
https://www.redstore.co/camiseta-hombre-leon-manchas

Can Logoground do something about it?



DESIGNER
Genovius
2018-08-31

crap, the one with the yellow shirt was mine -_-.
its already sold though, was the site had copyright complaint link? the page was in spanish so i couldn't look further.
And thanks @zveronika for the info



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2018-08-31

Hello,

That t-shirt store domain name resolves to the IP address 79.125.14.235, which seems to be hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Within AWS, you can report usage of copyrighted content here: https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/report-aws-abuse/

Furthermore, you should visit all social media links on the t-shirt store and report their social media posts using the links found at the top of this topic here in LogoGround.

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



ADMIN
LogoGround
2018-08-31

@Zveronika
Thank you for reporting this site.
I could not find any way to contact the site directly. We contacted AWS. Thank you for the link Ortega Graphics.



DESIGNER
Zveronika
2018-08-31

Of course it helps! :)
Thank you Ortega! I don't know how you find all these information and staff. :D
Today I wrote to them, but I don't have much hope that they will be reasonable.

Funny thing, I have found out for this site while I was checking if previous "client without buying a logo" has removed the same logo from his site. Yes, he did, but now I have a problem again...
The previous one was from Ukraine and I have called him on the phone!



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2018-08-31

Hello,

Glad I could help. How did I find the information? There are many online tools to convert URLs to IPs and then there are many tools that will provide the DNS server for any IP. Google is your friend. The hosting search tool provided in the opening post would work too.

By the way, even if their current contact page is empty, their original contact page is still visible. It contains a form along with their email address and phone number. I found this using the site operator in a Google search query.

https://www.redstore.co/contact

Hope this helps too,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
Zveronika
2018-08-31

No, you are my friend! :D
Thank you again. Now I have sent two e-mails on two different addresses, so I will see...



DESIGNER
datenshi blue
2018-09-01

@ Ortega Graphics , @Gregory M Thank you



DESIGNER
Genovius
2018-09-01

thanks!



ADMIN
ajleroux
2018-09-04

We heard back from AWS today. They won't act because our request "does not comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act". They want a formal DMCA take down notice which you, as the copyright holders, must send yourselves. I encourage you to do so.

For pointers on sending a DMCA notice and an example see:
https://www.logoground.com/dmca-take-down-example.php



DESIGNER
Zveronika
2018-09-05

Logoground, thank you for trying to resolve this.

I wrote to them directly on e-mails that Ortega provided a few days ago and they answered me with two sentences in Spanish. They said they will remove my logo in two days. This was on Monday I think. I thought the problem is solved.

I will try to write them tomorrow again. If they don't remove logo, I will write DMCA notice.
I haven't mentioned other logos from other designers because I understood that other logos are already sold. If there is someone else with the same problem, please, try to write them too.



DESIGNER
logoswim
2018-09-19

Hi all...

I designed a logo four years back and it was on Stocklogos till it is closed.
Just thought uploading it on LG. So before doing this, I just checked, wheter there is a similer logo of any company & surprise to know that someone uses the logo of mine just by changing colors.

Here is the link...
https://www.jobstreet.co.id/en/companies/732723-cv-galaxy-packindo/jobs

When I tried to know more about the company, I found the below given Information about the company.

http://loker.akademitelkom.ac.id/120634_lowongan_Teknisi.html

Ditayangkan: 28-February-2018 | Tutup pada 30-March-2018

Google Translation....
Aired: 28-February-2018 | Closed on March 30-2018

Seems that the company is closed within one month.
And Stocklogos also closed!!!

So what should I do in this case.
Shoud I try this logo here on LG?

Please suggest. Thanks!!



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2018-09-19

@logoswim, the company is not closed. The dates on that website simply refer to the publishing of that particular job posting; this only means that the position is no longer available. You might find more information about this company by using their full name "Galaxy Packindo Koseng" and I suggest using quotation marks in Google search.

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
logoswim
2018-09-19

Okay will do. Thanks @Ortega Graphics.



DESIGNER
designerdahlia
2018-10-07

Hi LogoGround,

Can you help me message this page on facebook (https://web.facebook.com/pages/category/Dance---Night-Club/H%C3%8FVE-Beirut-215407589275936/?_rdc=1&_rdr) before I send a copyright report? There are several links found on the web with the same edited logo but I think the FB page is their main contact, no email, no twitter.

Logo link >> https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=60870



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2018-10-07

Hello designerdahlia,

It seems that this night club has two names (or they recently changed name). In any case, the other name also has a FB page (with the same physical address and same phone number). It also lists an email address.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/matterbeirut/about/

You should try contacting them via email. Make sure you read this page first:
https://www.logoground.com/dmca-take-down-example.php

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
designerdahlia
2018-10-07

@ortega thank you for the links. Fb asked me to login if I want to view that page, so I just created an account. There are other pages (aside from the one you've posted above) with the same address and phone number, but different names. I went ahead and sent a message to the page that's currently using the logo. Waiting for their response.

Again, thanks :)



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2018-12-29

Hi ajleroux, could You add link to fiverr dmca. Here it is;
https://www.fiverr.com/intellectual-property
Thanks.
And one notice to all designers is to watch out for these kind of sites, designers there steal logos and sell for 10-15 USD.
One business owner was using my logo and when I contacted him through facebook he said that he bought it on fiverr and sent me the link of designer. He payed 25 USD for it, but he still had to remove it and he understood the issue. So people are not always stealing logos on purpose, sometimes they get the logo on these kind of sites, not knowing it was stolen.



DESIGNER
aefirit
2018-12-29

Thanks for the information eclipse, is good to know that :) and I'm sorry about your issue :(



ADMIN
ajleroux
2018-12-29

Many thanks eclipse42. Link added.



DESIGNER
Dovs
2019-03-13

Dear @ajleroux, I hope you see this before my logo is declained

This is my logo at logo contest
https://99designs.com/profiles/3219951/designs/1303277

and today I upload this logo at logoground
https://www.logoground.com/mylogos-edit.php?ajk=136868-20636_3536858

and this stole my design
https://www.lobotz.com/downloads/premade-spartan-logo-for-sale-spartan-logos/

I want to ask what I have to do because I uploaded the design, did I delete the design first and upload it again after I solved the problem with someone who stole my design ?

thank you in advance



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-03-13

Hi Dovs,

Normally it is OK to leave a logo on LogoGround while getting a copycat to take it off their web site, but this case is different because the copied logo will have an earlier publication date than the logo here on LogoGround. They can claim that their's is the original and accuse LogoGround of hosting the copied logo - and to a third party it would appear that they are correct. Best to delete it first, sort out the copycat, then upload it again.



DESIGNER
Dovs
2019-03-13

I am confused what to do, what you say is what I think and now I know what I have to do.

Thank you very much @ajleroux



DESIGNER
vianthedesigner
2019-03-14

These conversations about the stolen logo make me think... How do we know if anyone out there steals our logo? I mean, maybe there's someone out there already stole my logo (and I didn't notice it). What do I have to do to check if there any of my logos have been stolen or not?



DESIGNER
khidir
2019-03-14

I want to tell the @master stolen logo I found a logo that resembles shutterstock.
can contact him to tell him
I only helped him

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=58791

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/skull-flag-logo-1187969575



DESIGNER
MRM1
2019-03-14

HI khidir , same thing happen with me, I contacted shutterstock, and they removed it, just contact shutterstock they will help you



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-03-14

Vianthedesigner, you can drag a logo into Yandex image search, Google image search or tineye.com. Those search engines use image recognition to find other instances of the same image, or similar images.

Good find khidir, thanks.



DESIGNER
Dovs
2019-03-15

thank you @ajleroux for your advice
Lobots has confirmed my complaint and has deleted my design on the thief's page and now can i upload the design at logoground ?



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-03-15

Well done Dovs! I'm glad you were able to get it removed. You are more than welcome to upload it.



DESIGNER
datenshi blue
2019-03-29

hello. What can be done about sites that put stolen images of logos for download? tried to contact them but they do not respond. An example of website I was referring to: https://www.picturesboss.com/pictures/logo-design-rainbow-circle-name-pictures-29.html



DESIGNER


ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-03-30

Hi datenshi blue,

These sites are terrible to deal with. They are cookie-cutter sites that republish images without caring about copyright. They ignore removal requests and often don't have a working contact form. They hope to get lots image traffic from Google images which they monetize with ads.

Fortunately this does not work any more. A few years ago there was an absolute plague of these sites. I managed to get several shut down, but for every one I shut down, ten duplicates took its place. They were dominating Google Image results, so I complained to Google. It took a while before Google listened, but they eventually changed the algorithm to identify and penalize these cookie-cutter image theft sites. Nowadays I see very few of them in images searches, so kudos to Google for cutting off their traffic supply.

If you want to go after them anyway, consider sending a DMCA notice to their hosting company (see the opening post above). It's very effective and sometimes the entire site is deleted when the hosting company sees that the site generates a ton of DMCA notices.



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2019-03-31

Well i see my logo up there but its watermarked and you can just as easily download thesame image from logoground. Atleast they link the original source so a perspective client can actualy buy the design.



DESIGNER
aleksandr orlov
2019-04-05

useful information, thanks!



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-04-22

hi,
i found one of my logos (cat cart) on shutterstock posted twice by the same person.
i sent a DMCA notice then waited for 3 days and sent it again to the auto-reply email they sent me.
it's been two days (5 days total) now and they haven't responded nor taken down the logos.
what should i do? and does it always take this long for them to take it down?



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-04-22

Yeah for them it usually takes a week or more, it might take even more as it is holiday. Don't worry it will be removed if properly reported.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-04-22

Thank you, @eclipse.
I think i reported it properly, hope they take it down soon.



DESIGNER
Dovs
2019-04-22

Hai guys

I found someone has used my logo which is displayed in the logoground for profile photos on Instagram and YouTube and the ridiculous thing is that he followed my Instagram account 12 hours ago.


https://www.instagram.com/ctech_yt/

https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fm.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCHEmWobOLWjJhBY3teF44Bg&e=ATNImWd7z-M48WvPIXkFUqqUwfDLnOaUXgsGMNCwbKBXz6qtqdyZD3OpY-4ptqFAHTA8N1DKmdqI6dn_

this is my logo

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=129576

What should I do with problems like this?



DESIGNER
Dovs
2019-04-23

Done

He changes the photo profile



DESIGNER
korzuen
2019-05-01

I was looking through some logo contest and stumble one where the chosen winner copied the logo from logoground and get reported by other designer. Now the contest holder had to reopen the contest and select a new winner. It is scary to think how logoground had become a place where people steal logos for contest entry and how many of them got away with it.

Here is the link for the contest where the link of the logo being copied can be found on the comment section : https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Evil-Eye-AI-logo-1493820



DESIGNER
FuturaSan
2019-05-01

As far as I know, the organizers of the competition (owners of the resource) should themselves check on the plagiarism of all participants. When a thief is detected, they must block it or impose penalties. Unfortunately, there are many such fraudsters.
In any case, the company that chose the winner whose logo is a plagiarism will sooner or later publish its logo on its website. The fact that this is plagiarism will undoubtedly become clear and the company will have to either buy it from the real author or delete it. After that, they will be followed by a complaint to the organizers of the competition (the owners of the resource where the competition was held).
I always inform the author of the logo if I find theft. Even if I do not know this designer. I think any professional does the same. This is a nice solidarity from the design community.



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-05-02

Thank you for the information mates :D is good to know that. When I see a logo that looks familiar to me, I check in logooground and/or Yandex, so I confirm and make the corresponding report if necessary. It's the best thing we can do, help each other :)



DESIGNER
korzuen
2019-05-20

Today I've learnt a valuable lesson to regularly check my logos if any of them had been stolen. I had one logo here https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=69828
that had been stolen on three separate occasion:

Link 1: https://peakcondition.net/
Link 2: https://www.facebook.com/pahadipulse/
Link 3: https://www.facebook.com/twinvalleyresorts/

I am sending them a notice about the stolen logo and hope everything will run smoothly.



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-05-20

Hi Korzuen, you should not have any problems. Facebook is fast with DMCA Notices and the website is hosted by GoDaddy and they are fast too. Check for instagram pages with those company names as it is likely that they have instagram too not just facebook. Try to play it well with the website as they have your logo on labels so there might be a chance of them buying the logo. Contact them nicely through fb page: https://www.facebook.com/peakconditionbike/ and you might get a sale, I know I sold 3 or 4 logos few months ago that way, because sometimes it is good that they have your logo on everything as they can't go back as it would cost more than the logo itself. If they only have your logo on fb or insta there is small chance they would pay for it, but logo on different items, it is a jackpot.



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-05-20

Here is their instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/peak_condition_/

Try to close the deal with peak condition and other two just send DMCA notice without contacting them, that is my advice.



DESIGNER
korzuen
2019-05-20

@exlipse42 that is my plan too since they have the logo design on their physical product so there is a high chance they will end up buying it. I've sent DMCA notice to facebook except for peak condition where I am trying contacting them about the issue. Hope this will lead to a sale.



DESIGNER
kassymkulov
2019-05-20

This thread is a hidden gem. Thanks!



DESIGNER
FuturaSan
2019-05-31

Hello colleagues!
I want to give you my latest example of my struggle with the illegal placement of my work on one site. Honestly, there were no particular difficulties. But I think that this information will also be useful to you.
I recommend you also pay attention to the site where I found a copyright infringement. Perhaps you will find your work there, because the owner of this resource copied my work and made it possible to download it, precisely from our LG.

I found my logo on the site:
http://logodesignfx.com
It was simply copied with LG watermarks and is available for direct download. Without specifying the source and author.
Let me tell you this: The logo can be published on any resource, BUT only for the purpose of familiarization (and with the obligatory informing of the author about it, I will also repeat, indicating the source and authorship)
This site violated all the rules I have listed.
Contact the site administrator, there was no way, because there was no contact information.
I made a decision to find out the contacts of the hosting company and write them a complaint.
Then I quote my letter, which was drafted in a free form, since the hosting company did not have a special copyright infringement complaint form:

"" Greetings!

My name is Dmitriy Dzendolets.
Unfortunately, I did not find on your website a form of contacting you in violation of copyright.
According to the status of verification, the site http://logodesignfx.com is served by your hosting company. Therefore, I appeal to you.

This site infringes copyrights. Contact directly with the administration of this site, there is no possibility, because they do not have contact information.
On the page of this site
http://logodesignfx.com/god-logo/
http://prntscr.com/nvljlt

Used copyright infringing image!
Namely, the author is not specified and there is no reference to the source.
Image also available for download.
I am the direct author of this logo and did not give any permission for publication.
Dmitriy Dzendo (FutaraSan) graphic designer.

Links to the source of this logo:
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=126231
https://dribbble.com/shots/6358253-Supreme-Sea-God-Logo

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention

I really hope that you will take the necessary measures to solve this problem. ""

It took literally 10-13 hours and I received a letter from the administrator of the site (the immediate owner of the copyright infringer).
The hosting company forwarded my complaint directly to him (apparently with the requirement to remove this content). He apologized to me for this incident and promised within 48 hours to remove my logo from his resource.
For my part, I thanked him for understanding the problem, but also clarified that he has violations not only with my work but also with others.
I hope you found the information I wrote helpful.



DESIGNER
korzuen
2019-06-15

@FuturaSan, thanks for sharing your experience, I believe people could find a lot of logoground's logo there, I found a couple of mine on the same website. Although for me, I decided not to do anything about it ,I think the site just showing random logos from the internet (all of my logo shown there have the logoground watermark on them).

I tried not to spend much energy chasing these copyright violation, I only focus on people/company that use it as their own logo on their webpage or social media page, designer that try to sell the logo as their own and designer that pretend it is their own works.

Right now I am dealing with a facebook page that use my logo without my permission. I had to use google translate because they did not reply the message I sent them in english, but they only sent a very short reply saying that they will check it with their designer. I tried messaging them again but they did not reply back. Finally I sent a report to facebook and facebook take the photo containing my logo down. A few days later to my surprised, they upload a new logo with a slight modification to the original logo, It still resemble mine, so I reported it again and luckily facebook still recognize it as my logo so they took it down. and the same thing happened again, at this point I think either they keep modifying the logo to the point facebook stop recognizing it as my logo or they just change the logo completely.



DESIGNER
ALIASII
2019-06-16

A claw machine arcade in Hong Kong is using my cat paw logo without permission. I sent the stock message when I thought it was only for their facebook avatar. But they're also using the logo in the arcade physically.

https://www.facebook.com/LAMCHICHI.307/

I'm wondering what steps I need to take in this situation. I can send a copyright claim to facebook, but wouldn't that just disallow the use of the logo on that platform? If the thieves don't respond or purchase the original, how do I get confirmation that they're no longer using my work on location?



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-06-17

Hi ALIASII,

In my experience it works if you just make it impossible for them to use the logo online. They don't want to use two different logos, one online and one offline, so they will purchase/change the logo if they can't use it online. Remember to send them a link to the logo here on LogoGround so that they know where to go if they decide to purchase it, which is likely since it will now be cheaper for them to purchase the logo than to rebrand everything.



DESIGNER
ALIASII
2019-06-18

Thanks for the advise, Andre. I did include a link to the original when I pmed them on facebook, and have also sent an email. Hoping for the best on this. But it's frustrating having to deal with a copyright violation before having a legit sale. :^T



DESIGNER
ALIASII
2019-06-20

I was able to contact the business owner and was told the logo was commissioned and purchased from a designer on this site.

https://sevencolor.m.tmall.com/?spm=a21wu.9600033.shop.1&user_id=1865800932&item_id=35876282350

I feel bad since I've already filed copyright complaints with Facebook and Instagram. It's not the buyer's fault they were scammed. But I also want to protect my work. I'm guessing the business owner can redirect the claims to this scam site and probably be compensated. I don't think there's much else I can do.

It might be of interest for Logoground to look into this site as well since I'm likely not the only one here they're stealing from. >_>



DESIGNER
Old Boy
2019-06-20

Strange... I just can not open this link. It takes a few minutes before opening an empty page with very little text in Chinese.

Chinese thieves are the worst. There can be a lot of problem with them. A lot of us know for the problem they caused with stealing from one of the well-known site which does not exist any more.



DESIGNER
kassymkulov
2019-06-20

@ALIASII

Don't feel bad, you have the every right, and you're right. Be strict, protect what's yours. Even if the logo was commissioned on their side, they have to fix it and contact their "designer" for compensation of the fake logo they made.


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