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Forum Copied Logos (2015 - 2020)


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ajleroux
2015-10-19
Edited 2021-01-05 by ajleroux permalink ANCHOR

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
YouTube profile pics: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9516993
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/legal/ip/report

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
[Deleted Account]
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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ADMIN
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


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/



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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
Fbastiart
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
ahugrafis
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
Dmitriy Dzendo
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
Dmitriy Dzendo
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.



DESIGNER
korzuen
2019-06-20

@ALIASII

I usually sent a message to the page owner telling them about the stolen logo and ask them to work it out (either buy or stop using the logo) before I file a report. Also giving them 2 days to reply to your message is a good way to know if they are interested in working it out.

If you read about my previous experience, when the page owner does not seem to be cooperative, I kept on filing report everytime they re-upload my logo and finally someone actually bought the logo.
I hope that in your case, it ends with they finally buy your logo too.



DESIGNER
stilographic
2019-07-15

Hi,
I found a copied logo in a website that doesn´t provide any contact to ask to remove the logo. I tried to use the recommended "http://www.whoishostingthis.com/" to find the host but it says that is using "Cloudfare" a CDN that hide the host and recommend contact Cloudflare. I tried to contact Cloudflare but they don´t provide a mail or form and even registering I don´t find the way to contact them.
Do you know what to do in this case?



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-07-15

Send DMCA to Cloudflare to abuse@cloudflare.com
They will not remove the content but they will forward DMCA to hosting provider and to an owner of the site where Your logo is placed. From my experience the hosting provider contacts me every time saying the logo is removed. I never had problems with them, even though they won't give e-mail or name or anything about the client or hosting provider.



DESIGNER
stilographic
2019-07-15

Thanks Eclipse42,
as I see this could be complicated as Cloudflare is only hidding the real host and they aren´t totally responsible of the website who stole the logo. I sent the DMCA and I will wait to their response. What happens if they don´t want to collaborate? What other actions can I take?



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-07-24

Hi guys, i found my "cat cart" logo stolen by this website
http://new.4cats.by/
I contacted them and i got no response. i tried the whoishostingthis website to send the DMCA to their hosting company but the hosting provider is "mobile" i don't know what that means. Where should i send it?
Thanx in advance :)



DESIGNER
korzuen
2019-07-24

I've tried using https://hostadvice.com and it show the hosting provider is hoster.by

Have you tried visit https://catshop.by/ , i think it is the same owner as http://new.4cats.by/



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-07-24
Edited 2019-07-24 by FuturaSan permalink ANCHOR

Hi @mk4gfx
http://prntscr.com/ojjq4s
My checkout led me to this hosting company:
http://start.hoster.by/
https://hoster.by/



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-07-24

@korzuen, @futuraSan, Thank you! I checked my emails now and i found in the spam folder that my first email didn't go through to them because their inbox is full. I will try to contact them on facebook or their other website first. Hopefully i will get a response. Thanx :)



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-08-01

Update: i wasn't able to send them any emails because their inbox is full and i got an error "connection refused" from their other email. Tried contacting them on facebook with no luck. I send a DMCA to hoster.by about a week ago and the logo is still there. What else i can do? Does anyone have experience with hoster.by? Will they take it down eventually? Thanx.



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-08-06

Hi, I have a situation with a Russian hosting provider, where they say the only way to remove the content that violates copyright is by court decision. Is that true ? Does any of you have experience with Russian hosting providers. This is third time I am dealing with Russian hosting provider, but it is the first time I got this response.

Thanks in advance.



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-08-06
Edited 2019-08-06 by FuturaSan permalink ANCHOR

Hi @eclipse42!
In Russia there are many people who absolutely do not know the rights and obligations. Most likely, some low-level manager answered you with a letter. Russia is also obliged to follow the Berne Convention. As a rule, in such situations, no one wants to bring the case to court. This is stupid when you know that you are wrong and you will definitely lose to the designer.

I recommend that you more competently write a letter for them in which to mention that if no action is taken on their part, it will be possible to file a complaint with the hosting provider in Yandex and Google. It is also worthwhile to tell them that you are absolutely not against bringing the matter to court.
I'm sure they will sing differently.

The fact that they answered you is complete nonsense. This suggests that they absolutely do not know the rules and laws. And again, this answer was written by a person who is not connected with the company's management.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-08-29

I am still struggling with the same issue with this website:
http://new.4cats.by/

I've contacted hoster.by numerous times and i got no responses.
I found their Instagram and they are using the logo their too
https://www.instagram.com/catshop_by/

I reported them through Instagram form and for the first 3 times i reported them Instagram responded and took it down but they kept uploading it again and now instagram stoped helping.
This is their last email :

Thanks for your report. Based on the information you have provided and context of the reported content, it is not clear to us that the reported content infringes your intellectual property rights. Specifically, we don’t understand the basis for your assertion that you own the copyright in the reported photo(s) or are otherwise in a position to submit this report.

For this reason, we are unable to act on your report at this time.

What else i could do? this is very frustrating



DESIGNER
folker
2019-08-29

Did you tried to connect with them via Instragram DM?



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-08-29

@folker, yup i tried their emails, Facebook and instagram they ignored it all



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-08-29

As I recently understood, instagram has very poor support in this regard. The other day, I had to write them twice to block an account that uses my logo as an avatar. Both times to letters, they answered very stupidly, the feeling that it was a robot.
Then I harshly decided to explain to them what was what.
They immediately understood and blocked the avatar, but not the account.
I wonder if they write to the owner that a locked photo infringes copyrights? It seems not.

If the hosting company does not answer you. I think about this I need to report to Google and Yandex.



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-08-29

I'm sure if you write a complaint to Google and Yandex:
1. On the hosting company (which does not respond)
2. To a site that uses a logo in violation of copyright
Measures will be taken. Of course you will need to provide the entire fact of correspondence and the rest.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-08-29

Hi @dmitriy, thank you for answering! Should i send the same take down notice form that i send normally? Or there's something else i should provide?



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-08-29

Honestly, I have not yet filed a complaint through Google and Yandex. I think they should have forms for such applications.



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-08-29

Honestly, I have not yet filed a complaint through Google and Yandex. I think they should have forms for such applications.



DESIGNER
folker
2019-08-30

@Dmitriy, take a look: https://support.google.com/legal/answer/3110420?hl=en

I think some of LG designers already posted the right down notice form it on the forum.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-08-30

@dmitriy, @folker, yes i found their form but i am still hesitant to report it there cuz the problem is not really related to any google product and i read somewhere that the best they can do is remove the illegal content from google search/images results but They won't force the website to take it down :/



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-08-30
Edited 2019-08-30 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

@mk4gfx

I don't know how you want to solve this. But recently I try (not in any case) another strategy, namely that I make an offer to the violator of my logos. I will of course see if that idea is susceptible. An individual who only uses your logo as an Facebook avatar is not going to pay immensely for this. But if the company has already established itself and is commercially active then you can try this perhaps.

I admit ... Do you reward the wrong people then? That can be. But sometimes a company is also scammed by their own 'designer'. When it feels good and they are prepared for a 'settlement', only then do I speak of a possible purchase. You can then consider increasing the price (for the damage you have suffered). For them it is cheaper than a lawyer or taking down their website and socials. But again, yes, this only applies if I think they are also disadvantaged.

In that case you at least earn some money from it and from that moment on it's their problem to get rid of scammers and thieves.

But if I suspect that they themselves are the bastard, they will get the complete menu. That means: knocking down their website, socials and a dent in their reputation. And in particular websites that resell logos in large numbers, they are tied to the highest tree.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-08-30

Hi @brandmaistro, i would love to make them an offer even if it's less than what i am accepting here but the problem is that they're completely ignoring all of my messages and emails i would expect that from them but i am really confused why the hosting company is ignoring my take down notices as well



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-08-30
Edited 2019-08-30 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

That is anoying. Yes it is! If they care about what is right, then they should take it down.

If they ignore you and you gave them enough time I should start the ‘complete take down and grind it’ concept.

But remember. You need to ask yourself how much time you will spend on it. It can take a lot of hours to grind those guys🤨. Because if you start to search for this kind of crime, there will follow many more cases. You can spend a full workingday on it, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Well except Christmas day and new years eve...😂



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-08-30

Ikr! this is very time consuming :/ Should i just let them use it then? What if someone else bought it? Is it even okay for me to sell it now?



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-08-30

If somebody bought your logo (officially of course) then he/she is the real owner of the logo. They have evidence that they are the real owner. Thiefs do not have the right to claim the logo nor they have the evidence that they are the (new) owner.



DESIGNER
korzuen
2019-08-30

I have the same question. Do we have to tell our clients if the logo has been stolen?

@mk4gfx, I would keep on bugging them on instagram with copyright report if i were you because it does not take as much time to file it.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2019-08-30

@brandmaistro, good to know, thank you!
@korzuen, yes i will keep bugging them everywhere..



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Ortega Graphics
2019-08-30

@Mk4gfx, if the hosting company is ignoring your DMCA takedown notices then most probably this is one of those "DMCA ignored" web hosting companies. There are thousands of such companies; they offer hosting services in territories that are a legal nightmare and they actually offer a hosting package specifically created for websites with illegal content, promising their criminal clients that, as a hosting company, they will always and forever ignore all DMCA takedown notices, so their criminal clients can happily do all the illegal stuff they want, without ever being bothered by the legitimate owners of the copyright. Appalling. See: https://www.google.com/search?q=DMCA+ignored+hosting



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mk4gfx
2019-08-30

@ortegaGraphics, wow! How can they promote it so openly..
They are offering a safe place for criminals



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Brandmaistro
2019-08-30

S.I.C.K.



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Antgev
2019-10-29

Hi.
Yesterday, I suddenly noticed that my logo was stolen and put on Instagram for sale.
But I wrote to the admin, and he immediately removed my logo from Instagram ....
Please tell me how to find stolen logos?
Do you have programs or services?



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Antgev
2019-10-29

@Kassymkulov

Thank you..



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kassymkulov
2020-01-06

Hi

What do you do when user keeps re-using the logo?
I reported a user, instagram and Facebook removed all his profile and cover images, but today I notice that he just re-uploaded my logo again.
I am reporting him again, but is there any other solution?
I did contact him directly but he seems to not care...



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Brandmaistro
2020-01-06

Hopefully the socials remove his complete profile now they know he is reuploading it again....



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kassymkulov
2020-01-06
Edited 2020-01-06 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

@Brandmaistro
Thanks, I hope they act on it.

Another question, do any of you guys have experience with removing stolen logo from Youtube user's profile and cover image?
I reported but there was only an option to remove a certain video, so they removed videos where he is using my logo. But his avatars etc are still unchanged.



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Brandmaistro
2020-01-06

Yes I had a few succesful removals in the past. But I have to look into that. It is strange that the options for profile images and topbanners are not part of the list where you can choose from.

There was a case with a copied logo. But I tried first to contact the owner. He was willing to remove it. But lately I found still video’s with that logo. I guess he ‘forgot’ that or he would not give up his entire video collection...

But it is possible to get it removed.



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eclipse42
2020-01-06
Edited 2020-01-27 by eclipse42 permalink ANCHOR

Just send a simple DMCA Notice to copyright@youtube.com

Here is how I send it when it comes to profile picture, banners, etc.

Name: _________
Address: _________
Phone number: _________
Email address: _________
Signature: _________

Identification of copyrighted work that has been infringed:

Description:

Original logo may be viewed at: URL

Identification of infringing material that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled:

I am reporting a profile picture of this account: =account URL= , as my logo appears there. Here is the URL of the account profile image: = just paste the url of profile picture=

By signing below, I attest that:

The foregoing information is accurate, and
I believe in good faith that use of the referenced material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
I further attest under penalty of perjury that I am either the copyright owner of the referenced material or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Please contact me to indicate the actions you have taken to resolve this
matter.

Sincerely

/s/ Full Name

Full name again

e-mail address

Same if it is banner, just write banner instead of profile picture.. works every single time. From my experience Youtube is a bit slower when ti comes to removing the content and don't always notify about removal but they do it every time.



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kassymkulov
2020-01-06

@Eclipse42:

Thank you very much. It's exactly what I needed.



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Brandmaistro
2020-01-06

👍👍👍



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aefirit
2020-01-10

Thank you for share the template @eclipse42! :D very useful



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ava_nauval
2020-01-10

@eclipse42

Thank you. This is really great!



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Dovs
2020-01-11

Thank you @eclipse42



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eclipse42
2020-01-11

You are welcome guys :)



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Zveronika
2020-04-14

I have been warned through Lg contact form that someone is selling my work on Shutterstock site.

But I think there is more designs used from Lg designers. I have checked just bear head logo (I knew I saw it somewhere :)), maybe there is more Lg designs there. (I have sent DMCA notice for my design.)

https://www.shutterstock.com/de/g/flatilust

Here is e-mail for DMCA
compliance@shutterstock.com



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Gregory M
2020-04-14
Edited 2020-04-14 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/029/223/cover2.jpg


Quick catch, seems like he only got a few designs.



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Zveronika
2020-04-14


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Ortega Graphics
2020-04-14

According to this page: https://www.shutterstock.com/terms/dmca-notice
The official email address of the DMCA designated agent is: infringementclaims@shutterstock.com



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Zveronika
2020-04-14

Thank you Ortega. I have received an automatic message that I should wait three days for an answer. If not, I will write on the e-mail you have provided.



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kassymkulov
2020-04-14

Thanks, reported one of mine. Both emails are good to go, the compliance is the one that replies. Sometimes I would directly send to that email too, no problem. Anyway, they usually handle it quickly.



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aefirit
2020-04-14

@Zveronika Thank you for report this :D Fortunately my logos are not there, but I appreciate your willingness to share this information.

@Ortega Graphics, thank you for the clarification.

@Gregory M XD hahaha! that CJ meme! GOLD!



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Ortega Graphics
2020-04-26

@Eclipse42, I received your message; thank you. I reported both infringements.

@Ajleroux, you might want to add Tripadvisor to the list on the opening post:
https://tripadvisor.mediaroom.com/us-copyright-complaint-policy



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CrossTheLime
2020-04-26

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/dfrghvjuk+hfjfg?sort=popular

Has this been reported yet? It is all LG, I am reporting around eight of mine now.



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Gregory M
2020-04-26
Edited 2020-04-26 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

Thankyou, reported mine. Guys do thesame, it has to become apparent that stealing from this platform will be an unproductive endavor.

... and its almost always shitterstock stealing. Im pretty sure they have no screening.



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CrossTheLime
2020-04-26
Edited 2020-04-26 by CrossTheLime permalink ANCHOR

Basically, I go on Shutterstock twice a week and search for new dog logos.

Those I recognize in my sleep... they all steal dog logos... and they usually steal mine.

It takes months to propagate to image search, and Shutterstock sucks at being recognized there. Playing whack a mole. Will prob close my LG soon, since it is only causing me more work without any income.



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Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-04-26

Oh shit! Scoundrels!
Thank you for report!



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Cope
2020-04-26

God damn it!

Sorry guys, I've read the 10 last posts. How do I report those ones from Shutterstock?

Thanks



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RedFenech
2020-04-26

Thank you for report!

Barely loaded my elephant and the elephant was immediately stolen T_T



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Ortega Graphics
2020-04-26

@CrossTheLime, thank you.

@Cope, see this page: https://www.shutterstock.com/terms/dmca-notice



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Cope
2020-04-26

Thanks @CrossTheLime and thank you Ortega!



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eclipse42
2020-04-26

@Ortega Graphics, you're welcome :)

@CrossTheLime, Many thanks!!



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Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-04-26

Shutterstock lets you load anything. They do not check plagiarism materials. Their system is configured only to search for graphic errors. Thus, they deceive their customers who hope that they bought the logo honestly.
From this later problems may arise, between the designer and for example the company that uses the logo infringing copyright. After all, they bought it officially on shutterstock.
Of course I would say "complain about shutterstock."
I'm already starting to hate shutterstock.

Guys, thank you all for not leaving such things aside. Together - we are force!



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CrossTheLime
2020-04-26

Compared to iStock, where you have to upload your original reference photos, no Google images, when you submit anything from real life, be it flowers, trees, animals, or people.



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kassymkulov
2020-04-26

@CTL Thanks! Found one of mine, but it's been modified... Reported nevertheless, we'll see.

"I am Indonesian, struggling to support my family"... and a photo of a baby...
Oh the humanity, why sell your soul to the devil.

@Dmitriy
Actually, Shutterstock does not allow to use their content as trademarkable copyrightable logos:
https://www.shutterstock.com/support/article/Using-Images-for-logos-and-trademarks
Sure a client can ask for an exclusive license, but that almost never happens, and even if it does, the content is then removed from Shutterstock.



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korzuen
2020-04-26

It is a shame because I really like shutterstock interface better than other stock website because they manage to make it easy to upload. Its true tho that shutterstock are bad at checking plagiarism.



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Furqontino
2020-04-26

Thank you for report!
found one of mine also stolen by this person. he changed my logo to one color, then uploaded it.
I thought that thieves were only interested in stealing simple logos, apparently they also interested in tracing detailed logos too

My logo: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=243642
stolen here: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/logo-fish-1710300739

and this is what is shown when I click on the "designer" profile :
Well, this is unexpected...
Sorry, we can't find what you're looking for. Here are some helpful links instead.
Error code: 404

Does that mean he is banned? if so, why is the collection still accessible?



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ava_nauval
2020-04-26
Edited 2020-04-26 by ava_nauval permalink ANCHOR

@CrossTheLime

Many thanks.

Found three of mine. Need to act now

update: now it's 15



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Ortega Graphics
2020-04-26
Edited 2020-04-26 by Ortega Graphics permalink ANCHOR

@Furqontino, it seems that there is a bug in Shutterstock's code; within the URL, the visual space in the name of that profile should be replaced by the plus symbol instead of the HTML escape symbol for the plus character (%2B). So, for any profile that has a special character, it seems that the profile link on a Shutterstock vector page doesn't work and yields a 404 error, but the initial link provided by CTL above works (because it has the plus symbol).



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Genovius
2020-04-26

crap, they got one of mine too. . too bad there are no simple way to report at shutterstock, their response also really slow



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Gregory M
2020-04-27

I think we should start a budget fund for a lead pipe and a ticket to india.



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Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-04-27

Today the collection of this thief on shutterstock replenished with new works that he stole!



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aefirit
2020-04-27

Oh my f#ck.... My lion logo... 7w7 This "human"... I knew I shouldn't upload that logo in flat black. Either way, he copied logos more complex than mine. It's frustrating. Today his profile is full. I'm sorry to see so many fellow works there.

@CrossTheLime thank you for share these links :')

@kassymkulov "Actually, Shutterstock does not allow to use their content as trademarkable copyrightable logos", very important information to know. Thank you.

Mates, TY for the support.



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aefirit
2020-04-27

@Gregory M, bro, it is unfortunate, but most infringement cases come from India :(



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Gregory M
2020-04-27
Edited 2020-04-27 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

They come from all over the place. Usually places with extra poverty, lax additude toward respecting law and collectivist cultures but this one is indian as you checked.



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mk4gfx
2020-04-27

@CTL, thank you! yandex and google images are not doing a good job, i just recently searched for these and nothing came up.



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Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-04-27

@mk4gfx
It takes some time for the search engines to be able to index new images.
This Shutterstock account apparently appeared recently, so neither Yandex nor Google have managed to do this yet.



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mk4gfx
2020-04-27

oh okay, maybe they don't suck then :)
i found this one thu:
https://www.brandcrowd.com/logo-design/details/202959
do you think i should report it or are they just "borrowing" my idea.



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Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-04-27

Of course, report it!
They just stole your idea



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mk4gfx
2020-04-27

okay, thank you.
i sent a message to their support.



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Gregory M
2020-04-27

Now he steals mine exclusively. can you make it so that only shutterstock ip has acces to my page for the rest of the day?



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Cope
2020-04-27

@Gregory That would be a fun trip!



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Cope
2020-04-27

About the person, CrossTheLime brought our attention to https://www.shutterstock.com/g/dfrghvjuk+hfjfg?sort=popular
After I sent DMCA notice, this is the reply from Shutterstock:

"Dear Petar,

I have terminated his account for infringement.

Kind Regards,
Lynne
IP Team, Shutterstock"

I still see some of the work there, but I don't see the name it used to be there (dfrghvjuk+hfjfg).
I know this will happen again, but at least, this one is terminated :)

Thank you all.



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Gregory M
2020-04-28
Edited 2020-04-28 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

apparently the shitterstock staff responsible for screening images is so bad at it that they think the images i reported dont count as plagiarism.

I decided to make it easier for them another 2 hours in the trash. And im so stressed im done for the day but check this out:
https://ibb.co/dGKtQf5

Will they deny the work was stolen once again? What do you think?

This is in relation to this plagiarist account, the other one has been struck from the platform.
https://www.shutterstock.com/de/g/dayuvector



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Gregory M
2020-04-28
Edited 2020-04-28 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

The problem is Lynne doesnt understand plagiarism, or has her mind warped by the growing tolerance to plagiarism on shutterstock in result of it being flodded by it.

They also have vested interest in profiting from all the unreported plagiarisations that sell on their site so even tho they claim they wanna police copyright that lingering influence and conflict of interests will erode their judgement.



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ava_nauval
2020-04-28

@Gregory

Many thanks.
I had reported mine two days ago and I am expecting they will do their job to handle it



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Cope
2020-04-28

I don't know what to say, Gregory. Apparently, the only thing we can do is to keep on reporting.



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kassymkulov
2020-04-28

@Gregory
Yeap, plagiarism at its best. She removed mine though, even though it was a modified copy.



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Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-04-28

As I understand it, with a certain number of complaints, the shutterstock account is blocked.
By the way, victory! The account about which @CrossTheLime reported was blocked



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Lavrin UKR
2020-04-28

@Gregory M

👍Well done man! Great gif with 'magic' transformation from original to plagiarism. Time not wasted, only the blind can deny they're stolen.





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Lavrin UKR
2020-04-28
Edited 2020-04-28 by Lavrin UKR permalink ANCHOR

âš« Unity is Strength.
-proved by LogoGround community) I'm proud of you guys!



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Brandmaistro
2020-04-28

@Vectograd
I see so many logos that are stolen. Unbelievable!

@Lavrin UKR
GIF or not, I have made a animated GIF a few months ago to add some value to a DCMA (I thought it was for Twitter/Facebook) to proof it was exactly my logo (with a few changes in details). Well... those Twitter/FB guys seems blind or stupid (or both). But they said it was not 100% clear to them... -sigh-
So, sometimes 1000% evidence isn't enough for people.

But this one (Gregory M's GIF is very clear to me). No doubts about it. Hope that profile will be deleted (But it is a matter of time before they start again with another name, new (stolen) logos).



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aefirit
2020-04-28

@Dmitriy Dzendo, Yes, user blocked. Now we have to go for these other thieves. There must be a way to shut down the website for so many copyright infringements, either through reports to the host server or to Google. Perhaps @Ortega Graphics and @ajleroux can provide more details about it. It is ridiculous, sites like shutterstock simply have no control of the situation, nor do they want to have it, they just want to sell, nothing else matters.



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Brandmaistro
2020-04-28

@aefirit
I suspect these websites are just too big. If they didn't have that many users, they would have been butchered after 10 claims. Now it seems as Don Quixote we are fighting windmills. I look back with nostalgia to the time that logothief.com still existed ... -devilish laugh- ;-)



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Gregory M
2020-04-28

Im worried shutterstock representative contested my designs being plagiarized there. Asking for specific details when the plagiarism is clearly aparent speaks either of complete incompetence on the part of the reviewer or simple refusal out of malice.

Their facebook representative also has not respond to me today regarding new plagiarisms reports and reports of the other designs and their sources.



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KatInABox
2020-04-30

Hi @ajleroux, I need help with this one. I am unsure how to contact them since it seems like they are using different logos for different platforms so I don't know which is the best way to contact them.
Here's my logo:
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=83314
And here's the company using it:
https://t.me/s/fxsignals2019

I created this logo and posted it in my store way back in 2018. The company using my design used the exact design and only changed the text info.



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CrossTheLime
2020-04-30

@kat - nothing you can do. Telegram is a pit.



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KatInABox
2020-04-30

@crossthelime thanks for that..don't know what to do now. It doesn't feel right to have the design posted in my store while it's being used ~stolen~ by others.



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Brandmaistro
2020-04-30
Edited 2020-04-30 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

There's always something you can do. Even if it doesn't work out as expected.

Clearly stolen from Logoground! The watermark (https://tinyurl.com/yc3q57qh) is still in their stolen logo. What a stupid and silly asses! They can't get away with this. In any case, I would save the images and take screenshots of everything they use.

Use dmca@telegram.org
Search for 'DMCA' on their FAQ page (https://telegram.org/faq). You can find some more info about DMCA requests. I think you've got a good case and enough proof (watermarks, date of publishing your logo on LG, etc)

And again it is such a shadowy and questionable company. -sigh- :-O
Looks like they are from India, right?

Just leave your logo where it is. It's your logo. Let's kick there asses and when everything is gone, well then hope for somebody who want to BUY your logo.

Good luck.



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KatInABox
2020-04-30

@Brandmaistro, thank you. I will still try to push DMCA.

I actually have three more designs being used by companies right now. I'm still in contact with them, one already bought the design a couple of hours ago. Waiting for responses from the other two.

I guess I'll listen to you on this one and just leave the logo posted in my store. :)



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Gregory M
2020-05-01

Shutterstock removed the plagiarisms but only after i sent them a formal DMCA according to their "standards". I think thats clearly proof that they do not infact care about plagiarism and will deny the removal of even most obvious examples of such if they can.

The plagiarist uses our work as bait and sells them and some other generic stolen stock with it, Shutterstock pockets a portion of proceeds.

They must be pretty desperate to nickle and dime thief accounts instead of policing a proper platform. They had the "we are receiving a huge volume of reports" message in their automatic response formula for months now which means they are not even doing anything to reduce the load. They didnt hire more reviewers they didnt become more strict against plagiarists and thieves. They just have a large ammount of plagiarism on their site and are happy to be managing it very slowly because they have no spine and want the money from all the unnoticed and noticed theft for as long as possible.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-02

Wow, now that's a copycat of copycats. So many stolen from Logoground, 85 pages... I reported at least 8 of mine, just got tired looking for other pages, I'm sure there's more.... Hope they ban him soon.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-02
Edited 2020-05-02 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

Here's another plagiarist I found, on Adobe Stock:
https://stock.adobe.com/search?creator_id=206218609

Actually, I believe it's the same user that Gregory found, all logos match with Shutterstock's.



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Gregory M
2020-05-02

phew, 20+ indivitdual reports compiled into a dmca.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-02

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/RafhoErdeft
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=125938

check if you have something here, especially deer outlines etc.



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Gregory M
2020-05-02
Edited 2020-05-02 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

Proppably both accounts are run by thesame person/people theres copies of thesame plagiarisms on each account.

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/Jefry+Maviskho+Yordana
https://stock.adobe.com/search?creator_id=206218609

Reported all of my designs on both accounts i think. Unless something slipped by.

Guys take a good moment and submit your infringement claim. With multiple claims comming they may strike the entire account not just the designs that belong to you.



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Ortega Graphics
2020-05-02

Thank you for finding this. Logos reported to both sites.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-03

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Muhammad+Zulfa+Alfian
stole several movie/film logos, check him out.



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Furqontino
2020-05-03

@Gregory M, Thank you for showing my stolen logo.

sad to say, this is not good for LG designers "health", but we know we can't stop thieves from doing their actions.
T_T



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kassymkulov
2020-05-04
Edited 2020-05-04 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

Do any of you guys have experience on removing copied stuff from Adobe Stock?
I reported another user today, he had about 13000 logos. I found one logo that was mine, scrolled through his portfolio didn't notice anything else, everything else seemed ok, normal, generic.
After I reported mine, they deleted his entire account :) They deleted 13000 just for one reported logo, how cool is that? Now the designer is contacting me literally asking to withdraw my report, he's sorry etc.etc... Is Adobe always this harsh?

Is there a way to file an anonymous DMCA takedown notice so that these plagiarists don't have our contacts?



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ava_nauval
2020-05-04
Edited 2020-05-04 by ava_nauval permalink ANCHOR

At least Adobe was cool :)



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Dovs
2020-05-04

Yihaaaaaaaa
a nightmare for thieves, awesome Adobestock



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nouroumousse
2020-05-04

that's pretty cool! I hope Shutterstock can learn something xD



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aefirit
2020-05-04

Oh my Gosh! :O I LOVED that! don't feel bad or uncomfortable because of the thief, smply block his email, so he can't contact you anymore. Youtube act like this too, they remove the content and replace them with a message like this "This content was removed because it infringed X person's copyright". Oh my Gosh! Cheers for Adobestock! :D I'm SOOO happy!

@Dovs, mate, did you check the links shared? they have logos stolen from yours. :( particularly this one:
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/RafhoErdeft



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Armeonit
2020-05-04

LogoGround suck fuck you



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Dovs
2020-05-04

thank you so much mate @ aefirit, a waste of time facing thieves


What is wrong with you ? @armeonit



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aefirit
2020-05-04

@Dovs, you are welcome mate :)

@Armeonit, eternal BAN :)



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-04
Edited 2020-05-05 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

He stole also (parts of) logos of me:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/95341773/P-Monogram
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=204154

https://www.behance.net/gallery/95458519/K-Monogram
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=216730

This one is pretty sure form @KassyMkulov
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-s911jgEmy/
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=194648

And this one too (manipulated, but still stolen): https://www.instagram.com/p/B-vu3ZPAPGd/
Original https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=220197

Another from @iRusso
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_UX1RtAtVK/
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=163101

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And this MoFo stole this logo from me:
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/sloping-tower-inside-hexagon-shape-1714281799
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=148427

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/abstract-butterfly-icon-blue-color-1667682079
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=77672

Pretty sure this one is a bad copy of Grigoriou
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=40067
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/eagle-head-silhouette-inside-cannabis-leaf-1657312552h

Nice idea to copy Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com)
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/cloud-shape-strip-line-on-left-1566162022

Also stolen: https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/apple-icon-twisted-ribbon-1547572733

I have posted some 'nice comments' on his Insta profile. I warned some others from here...
He has made hisself great great great... Nicely done. Lame ass.
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And this little ass stole these logos for sure:
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/creative-snake-symbol-medical-dna-shaped-1594761409
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/deer-symbollogo-line-art-style-1596699454


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These crooks will be exposed anyway, because their style is too different. Their logos are like patchwork, they stick some elements together and they create another new stolen logo. They have really good (but stolen) logos AND they have poor crappy stuff. That's weird right?!

Shittersuck and AdobeSuck has lost their control about their users. It think there is more sh*t out there, more that we can imagine...



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-05

Sorry... 🙄
Not so sure anymore...



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kassymkulov
2020-05-05
Edited 2020-05-05 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

@Brandmaistro

Thanks for the support. Prior to your comments on Instagram, I already started reporting that user, you can see the 3 social profile links above that I posted.
- Adobe removed his entire Behance.
- Dribbble removed the ones I reported.
- Instagram is in the process, something's taking them long, they sent me another verification mail asking me to clarify as if it wasn't clear enough :)



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kassymkulov
2020-05-05

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/alaa+al+omari?sort=popular

Exclusively steals from Logoground.
Gregory M, he's got many of yours.



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aefirit
2020-05-06

Man... this is endless :( Another from mines there. My lion King logo... I will try to avoid flat designs... they are easy to steal. DMCA sent.

I saw many logos from LG there.

Thank you for share it mate :)



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Gregory M
2020-05-06

That was easy, thanks for the notification.



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CrossTheLime
2020-05-06

Thanks for the added links, just dmca’d some more. So so tiring. Shutterstock is the new Freepik.



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Gregory M
2020-05-06

after i made myself a nice dmca document it goes pretty easy and fast now :)



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aefirit
2020-05-06

I already have the template, I just copy and paste 3 lines, was too fun and easy.

Let's see how much longer they will keep trying :) they will starve. These thieves would spend less energy and earn more with a part-time job. Stupid people have short lives.



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CrossTheLime
2020-05-06

I just forward and change the links, a thing of seconds. Just like it takes me minutes to find new copies.

It is almost fun, isn’t it? :)

Plus, we have such a strong community here, the thieves will never win.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-06

See that copycat copied many from @eclipse42



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aefirit
2020-05-06

@CrossTheLime Exactly, they will continue to waste their time. Here the community is very united and watchful. Reports are done quickly. It is not fun to spend time sending DMCAs, but it is fun to see emails notifying that thieves accounts have been deleted XD I almost feel sorry to see how they waste their lives, but no ;)



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eclipse42
2020-05-06
Edited 2020-05-06 by eclipse42 permalink ANCHOR

@Brandmaistro, thanks for the e-mail, reported all of them. I appreciate it.

@kassymkulov, good find. Thanks!

EDIT: This is the first time I got this kind of response from Shutterstock after 5 removed logos:

"Dear Harun,

I have terminated this contributor's account for fraud.

Regards,
Lynne
IP Team, Shutterstock"

This gives me a bit of hope.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-06

@eclipse42
Good result!

@All
But we should look out for other platforms or socials, maybe he post the stolen logos on other places right now.



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folker
2020-05-06

Thank you Kassymkulov!
I see my logo is stolen as well.



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Sor
2020-05-07

Thanks kassymkulov!

Guys, let's nuke his ass with infringement notices!



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-07

That guy (alaa al omari) is still producing new (stolen) logos!
Unbelievable.

Keep on DCMA-ing, how long does it take to remove his complete profile?!

I see also logos from @Agnes Design (???) He produced a lot of dogs/cats in the past days.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-07
Edited 2020-05-07 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

And that guy that we mentioned before has also our work on his Twitter en dribble page:
https://twitter.com/_afriansyah_m
https://dribbble.com/afriansyah

We know his Instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/_afriansyah_m/

But he has a 2nd Insta page, maybe this one is also full with copied work:
https://www.instagram.com/_goldenweek/ (a better name is Golden Weak)



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ava_nauval
2020-05-07

Got mine too, thanks @kassymkulov!



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-07

I did a DMCA request, but didn't hear anything from ShitterSuck: https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/g/alaa+al+omari

that guy is still uploading new stolen logo's. Found a 2nd logo of me today...
https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/image-vector/logo-letter-k-1724998633
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=214733

Did anybody has his contactdetails of a way to contact that ass?



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kassymkulov
2020-05-07

@Brandmaistro

I would not recommend contacting "designers", they are well aware of what they're doing. Shutterstock will eventually handle the copyright claims within two or three days.



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folker
2020-05-07

I have sent DMCA for https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/g/alaa+al+omari yesterday.
I do not expect immediate reaction, but in couple of days or weeks... hoping I will not forget it till then.



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aefirit
2020-05-07

@Brandmaistro, there is no negotiation with the devil :)
It is useless to try to reason with "people" like that.



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CrossTheLime
2020-05-08
Edited 2020-05-08 by CrossTheLime permalink ANCHOR

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/alaa+al+omari

Next one.

Wait, think we had that one before, just continues to upload. Next wave of reports should shut him down.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-08

@kassymkulov
Well, it was not my intension to contact them, but to find out more platforms of social media accounts of that copycat. We've seen that a logo can be posted on multiple pages, and if 2 from 3 pages is still online it isn't solved yet. I think that when you can make personal contact it has more impact, because it isn't 'strictly business' anymore. Wish we still had logothief.com ;-P

@folker
Good to know this. They take a few days to solve it (hopefully). They are not very quick indeed. I think it is because of they have a enormous load of stolen items on their platform. If they do not contact you in a day or 3, then reply to the e-mail you've got from them.


@aefirit
I don't try to 'discuss' it with them. Just to spot more places and to let them know they are in 'the spotlights'. Instagram (for example) delete every logo, but not the complete account. They only delete the logos when there came in a request. All other logos stay where they are. Sometimes you hope that these guys delete there own account when they get to many takedowns and when people confrontate them with their evil work... (yup, I know, wishful thinking) But these guy keep on doing. In the past days they upload new stolen logos (like that 'alaa al omari' guy on ShitterSuck) (even when older logos are deleted). Poor poor guys. #idiotsinside

Good luck everybody.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-08
Edited 2020-05-08 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

@CrossTheLime
When was that?
In the past few days/week somebody mentioned him here in this topic. Was he active before this moment? Yes, this guy uploads new logos everyday.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-08
Edited 2020-05-08 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

Got this chat message via instagram:
https://prnt.sc/sd4fcc

Change a few things and viola, your (stolen) logo is yours and then it is okay?
Are you serious?



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nouroumousse
2020-05-08

@Brandmaistro

why are you even bothering yourself? I wouldn't try to make a conversation I know it has a dead end!

they know what they're doing, they can urge you with anything!



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-08

@nouroumousse
That's true what you say, these guys can't be cured.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-08

Instagram isn't really copyright friendly, I would've deleted that account right after the first report. I wonder what's their logic behind not suspending him.

They removed all the logos I reported though, even though they were modified a bit. But I didn't receive response like yours, Brandmaistro, they instead asked me to clarify things, which I did.

It's sad that we can report only our own logos...



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-08

@kassymkulov
Well (reporting only your own logos) are maybe understandable, so you can proof YOU are the owner of the material. It's policy i guess, that's the reason we should inform each other, so we can handle our own logo. It is impossible to see every copied logo on the planet (and beyond). This is the best we can do...



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stilographic
2020-05-08

@Brandmaistro
Last time with a similar case I report my logos but also mentioned 4 example about logo copycats from other Logoground designers and the account were closed. I think this is the same guy with diferent name as use the same technique and way to name stolen logos.



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Ortega Graphics
2020-05-08
Edited 2020-05-08 by Ortega Graphics permalink ANCHOR

Hello,

I am having an issue with both websites recently reported (Shutterstock and Adobe Stock). They both emailed back saying that the content was removed ("[...] the image(s) referred to therein was removed from the Shutterstock website" and "[...] we have removed the material listed in your letter" respectively).

The thing is, they only removed the actual page for the stock in question. But the images (various sizes) are still hosted on their respective servers and thus, they can be found via Google (with the image ID for example).

When writing a DMCA take-down notice, I always list the pages in question, but also the individual images in question.

I am currently trying to get these two websites to actually delete the images (a lot of back and forth emails).

You should always test that both the pages and the images are being removed/deleted (take note of both URLs for each case) and you should follow up with them and insist that all images be removed/deleted.

Just a quick update,

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Brandmaistro
2020-05-08
Edited 2020-05-08 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

@Ortega

Well, you are a lucky man. My request failed.
How clear is this plagiarism:
Stolen logo: https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/image-vector/logo-letter-k-1724998633
My logo: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=214733

Shutterstock logo seems gone, but search with this item-ID on their site: '1724998633' Then it pops up.
The avatar and the name of the copycat are gone (grey and 'flashing').
Is this a cache issue or what?

They answered my request with this, they said:

"Thank you for your email. As you may know, ideas cannot be protected by copyright, only the expression of the ideas may be protected by copyright.

Upon reviewing these images, it appears that while the ideas between your images and the other contributor's images are similar, the expressions of the ideas are sufficiently different. However, if you believe this assessment is in error, please provide us with specific elements in the other contributors' work that you believe are being copied exactly from your work.

Regards,
L***e
Shutterstock Compliance"


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Different, how do you mean? :-O



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kassymkulov
2020-05-08
Edited 2020-05-08 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

I think what matters most is that clients are unable to buy them, just try to hit the download button, it will give you an error. But, if you click edit this image first then it seems that you're able to download it:
https://www.shutterstock.com/editor/image/logo-letter-k-1724998633
Maybe we should address this issue.

Another thing is Shutterstock releases payments to their contributors between 7th to 15th of every month, I hope that they didn't release the payment of our plagiarist.

- I wonder what happens if the account is suspended, do they forfeit their earnings?
- Do you think Shutterstock will give us information on how many times the stocks that we are reporting were downloaded?

@Brandmaistro
That's odd because it's a 100% match...



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-11
Edited 2020-05-11 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

@Ortega
Good to know this

One down, many to go. But now his other platforms like Twitter, Behance etc 🙄

My logos are gone from some platforms, but shutterstock fir example is a pain in the ass.



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mk4gfx
2020-05-11
Edited 2020-05-11 by mk4gfx permalink ANCHOR

Hey guys, i recently sent a DMCA to fiverr regarding this image for having my owl logo:

https://www.fiverr.com/amberdesign2019/design-minimalist-or-abstract-logo-for-pets-animals-birds-etc?context_referrer=user_page&ref_ctx_id=aacdb452-20a0-4405-895c-3777892caa25&pckg_id=1&pos=3&seller_online=true

And this was there response:

With respect to your report, please provide us with the following information. We will then be able to forward your report to our Trust and Safety Team for review:

1. Your copyrights certificate/designation and the type (registered or unregistered), e.g., registered trademark, registered copyrights,etc.;


2. A proof of your copyrights ownership, such as the registration number or a copy of the registration certificate;



3. A short description of how the subscribers allegedly infringe on your copyrights;



4. Your complete name, address, and contact information;



5. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner;


Not sure how to respond... Why do i have to provide all of that. It's clearly my logo.

PS. I went through this person's "logos" and i didn't recognise anything else from LG but i could be wrong thu.



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korzuen
2020-05-11

@mk4gfx usually i would send a ticket to fiverr here https://www.fiverr.com/support_tickets/new/tos_violation . and i usually give the link to my logo on LG for question 1 and 2.

I love reading the client's feedback.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-11

One logo is enough (well to proof copying at least 1 logo) Use Yandex / Google image to find out if more logos are stolen.

Fiverr, Shitterstock, when does it end? Those sites are infected and they ignore their own faults and participation in ‘white collar crime‘.



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aefirit
2020-05-11

I found this site, I saw many LG designs there:

https://gudlogo.com/logo-ideas/101-y-tuong-thiet-ke-logo-chu-a/

Many from @Gregory M, and others from other designers, I think I saw 1 of @eclipse42.

They don't seem to be for sale, apparently it's just a "collection of logo ideas". On his website, the images do not redirect anywhere, nor do they refer to the authors.

This is his translated message at the bottom of his page:

"GUDLOGO
Hello everyone, I am 30-year-old Nick Nguyen, the owner of this website, I am interested in studying and studying logos. I am working on a community project for logo designers. If you are interested, you can add your facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicknguyenblog Thank youuuu!"



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Gregory M
2020-05-12
Edited 2020-05-12 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

The nuke is on its way.



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mk4gfx
2020-05-12

@korzuen, thank you. I will try again with the form this time, hope i get a different answer.



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Gregory M
2020-05-12
Edited 2020-05-12 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

bottom line he is not authorized to use any of my designs, he doesnt give credit, he doesnt link to my shop. He doesnt in any way indicate these are not his, he is using them to boost his site and im sorry but that's marketing and that cost's money. You want to use my images, you buy them.



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aefirit
2020-05-12

The images on his site are small, and from what I can see, he removed the watermarks, didn't add quotes or direct links to our work, so they only show up there. His site is full of other people's work. I already wrote him a direct message, but I think we should send a DMCA to the company that hosts his website.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-13
Edited 2020-05-13 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

Last week I hunted down a company that was using my logo without buying it. They didn't reply and then I had to file DMCA, after which there was negotiating and he explained that it was done by a third party. I introduced Logoground to him and he liked it.

In the end he bought a logo on Logoground but from another designer :))))

I mean, so much effort spent but for the benefit of another designer. I wish there was an affiliate program for bringing customers here :)




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korzuen
2020-05-13

@kassymkulov thats too bad, they should have bought yours too because they had already used it. LG has become a goldmine for those third party designer.



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aefirit
2020-05-13

@kassymkulov, oh my god, what a sad story, mate :( Still, I understand the client, that is, the deceived was the client (if what he says is true), in the end the important thing is that the client is happy with his logo, it would be wrong for him to buy your logo only by commitment, specially if he saw another one that he liked even more.

Not everything is lost in that story, you did it well with that client, you not only advised the client well, but you brought a new client to LG, and you helped him directly or indirectly to find a logo that made him happy. This customer will happily bring more customers to LG, and probably direct to you :)

It is also important that you ask the customer for information about who sold them the copy of your logo, and where, so you could go directly after the thief. If your logo used by the client had a watermark, perhaps the client found it on the internet and used it as is; Or perhaps the client went a little further, and sent the design to be "cleaned" of the watermark. Everything is possible. Either way, the client did the right thing in the end. And don't worry about the sale, good people have good things happen to them, and you've done well.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-14
Edited 2020-05-14 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

@Korzuen
Thanks. There are two options, either don't use it or pay for it and then use it.
For a penalty for using a logo without permission to be possible, I would need to live in the States, hire a lawyer and file a suit against him (he might need to live in the States too), which is a dream scenario :)

@Aefirit
He complained to a party that created that logo for him, they contacted me. Later it was decided that they will make a new logo for him, but I think client just lost faith in them.

Thanks for the support. That's why maybe it makes sense to not redirect them here but try to make them buy the logo straight from me.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-15

I am furious with YouTube.
While it's easy to report a video, it's near to hell trying to report a profile image and channel art for copyright.
They always reply "please send url of video in question"....
So stupid from a billion dollar company.

Another problem I experienced was with LinkedIn. I reported copyright, they replied that I need to file a trademark complaint and provide registration number... Stupidity at its best.



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aefirit
2020-05-15
Edited 2020-05-15 by aefirit permalink ANCHOR

@kassymkulov It is what I hate about the laws, most of them only hinder those who try to do things well, and criminals do not have any kind of limitation, it is ridiculous. The same goes for the "human rights" issue... but that's another matter.



Edited: About the YouTube reports... See @Ortega Graphics comment below :)



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Ortega Graphics
2020-05-15
Edited 2020-05-15 by Ortega Graphics permalink ANCHOR

Kassymkulov,

YouTube, and many other companies, are very specific. If you report the wrong thing or if you use the wrong form (or the wrong URL), they will automatically reject your report and send a generic response.

See this particular page with instructions for non-video removal requests in YouTube, including channel icon images:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9516993

When sending the report, use their exact numbering and titles (bold text), this will help them realize that you followed their procedure to the letter.

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



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kassymkulov
2020-05-15

@Ortega

You're a life saver! I've been looking everywhere for this specific form. Thank you. Why wouldn't their support send me this link in the first place is a mystery to me.



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aefirit
2020-05-15

Thank you very much @Ortega Graphics, I had no idea about that link. Yes, I am aware that they could sanction the misuse of web forms, but it is absurd, that is, on their own YouTube website there is no solution for that. It is a millionaire company with a super dumb problem. Now I will try what you suggest, is the right thing :D Thank you!



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Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-05-15
Edited 2020-05-15 by Dmitriy Dzendo permalink ANCHOR

Exactly the same problem exists on Instagram.
There you can file a complaint about a published post, but there is no way to complain about the use of your logo in an attacker avatar.
Have to poke their nose for a long time at the screenshot that you attach to the complaint.
After which they still pay attention to it.



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eclipse42
2020-05-17

@Dmitriy Dzendo when it comes to Instagram profile pictures and stories I use this way and never had any issues:

Hello.

I am reporting a profile picture of this user: Profile URL

Here is the URL of profile picture: URL of picture.

As Instagram does not allow right click to copy link address of profile picture, I drag the profile picture into new tab and copy link from there.

They never provided me any other form to report profile picture or a story and they removed it every time.



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Gregory M
2020-05-17

https://www.shutterstock.com/it/g/SIDDHI+PRAYOGO?sort=popular&page=2

Found my cannabis lion plagiarized , see if theres something of yours there aswell.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-17

@Gregory M

Unbelievable how 'they' can sell (or at least upload) so may TRASH.
To get that volume in their portfolio they copy their own crappy logos, with just a small difference.
These sites perform more and more like a dirty trashcan.

Like I said: Shitterstock



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-18

@Kassymkulov

Yellow logos on blue...
Is that the same guy of last week (that was mentioned here) and stole many logos from here???

The method looks the same...



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Gregory M
2020-05-18

yea, reported.



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kassymkulov
2020-05-18

@Brandmaistro

I don't know, but the account is new with different user name.



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merci dsgn
2020-05-18
Edited 2020-05-19 by merci dsgn permalink ANCHOR



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pablodesign
2020-05-18

@Ortega Graphics

Thank you for the link, I recently found that one of my logos (the very first one I uploaded here) was being used as an icon and I couldn't find a proper form.

After sending it, I looked at some of his videos in case I could find one where my logo was used, so I can try the other form in case this doesn't work, and one of his videos is a tutorial on how to remove watermarks 🙄



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citronneo
2020-05-19

Thanks Gregory, the third one is mine :)



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-19

@Gregory M

Do you think this guy is the one we discussed a week ago?
(https://www.shutterstock.com/g/alaa+al+omari?sort=popular)
On 2020-05-05 Kassymkulov mentioned this guy for the first time here.
Or do all the copycats on Shitterstock have the same name (Omari)? :-
Looks like the same concept, only single-colored or white logos on a black background.

I'm sure these are stolen:
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/logo-rabbit-1734910100
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/logo-lion-1734908936
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/logo-whale-1734929111
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/logo-whale-1734929648
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/logo-bear-1734930317
Rhino's must be also stolen...
To good to be true, that thus guy can draw very nice animals, but fails with drawing ugly trees, crosses and leafs. :-



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-19

How do we find copycats on Shitterstock/iSuck?
Yandex and Google doesn't always show copied logos on these sites?
Or are you random scrolling throught the Shitterstock website?



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CrossTheLime
2020-05-19

Honestly? I check daily for “logo”. I can usually spot copycats. And then check the rest of the folio,



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Gregory M
2020-05-19

Yes, i think its thesame guy, they didnt remove the account. he continues to plagiarize.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-20

@Kassymkulov

That target logo is from @Andre
Good idea to steal logos from the owner of this website :-

https://stock.adobe.com/nl/images/awesome-of-abstract-logo-with-blue-color/330418966
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=153



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CrossTheLime
2020-05-20

It is the same idiot that is also selling on Shutterstock. He is just stealing from everyone - messaged one artist on Instagram, no reaction yet.



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kirklazarus80
2020-05-22

@CrossTheLime

Many thanks for the "shutterstock-Rahmanwalker" warning!



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-22
Edited 2020-05-22 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

Argggh
Found an copy of my Icecream Hearts logo on Logopond.

Stolen logo: https://logopond.com/ayaandesigns/showcase/detail/251093
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=68388

I have the following issue:
There is not such a form/email address or a support page to solve this.
Logopond has a few emailaddresses, but the are all bounced (logopondnoreply@gmail.com / cd@climaxdesigns.com)

Do somebody here contacted Logopond for such a case?
Thanks.



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-22

Think this one isn’t original, looks like a logo from Logoground (or very inspired by):
https://www.brandcrowd.com/logo-design/details/278571



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kassymkulov
2020-05-26

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/YADI+AMYADI

Just four logos uploaded, but the letter D is certainly from LG.
Kill him from the start :)



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didiwinata
2020-05-27

I seem to have seen this logo on LG https://prnt.sc/soj5nq , but I can't remember whose. This logo appears in the logo review. it's like stealing a friend's presentation idea at the same workplace



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-27

Sometimes designer put older work here on LG. When I started here I uploaded hundreds of existing logos here, many of them where online in the time of Stocklogos.com and other portfolios. So it is not a big deal, but it is always right to check for copies / plagiarised logos. Just to be sure it is not stolen.



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didiwinata
2020-05-27

I see, so this might be the same person



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aefirit
2020-05-27

@CrossTheLime :) Thank you for share that profile, I wrote to Master, the owner of those logos, and he indicated that this is his old LogoPond profile, but I'm glad you reported it, we never know :D



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aefirit
2020-05-30

Hi there again mates :) I just logged in on Fiverr and the first thing I saw was this...

https://www.fiverr.com/amberdesign2019/design-minimalist-or-abstract-logo-for-pets-animals-birds-etc?context_referrer=logged_in_homepage&source=recently_and_inspired&ref_ctx_id=72f4f0e7-b02f-4d86-9f16-ee40d5bc3137&context=recommendation&pckg_id=1&pos=1&context_alg=recently_viewed&seller_online=true

I recognized the green owl logo from LG and it belongs to @mk4gfx

Also, this is is main profile of the thief, with all her services:
https://www.fiverr.com/amberdesign2019

I suggest to check their Gigs (Services offered on Fiverr) and check his projects on each Gig.



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mk4gfx
2020-05-30

@aefirit, Thank you for contacting me!
she removed the picture and promised to be "careful" next time. lol



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Brandmaistro
2020-05-30

Scary word: careful

'careful', like: Next time we steal logos that are not published on portfolio or stock websites, which everyone know and were logos not recognized by other designers. I doubt that 'careful' means that we don't steal them, rather than designing our own stuff...



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CrossTheLime
2020-05-31

https://prnt.sc/sqymu1

Oh look, I am in there, too.



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aefirit
2020-05-31

@mk4gfx you are welcome :) This is easier when we all work together.

@Brandmaistro XD hahaha! :v yeah, I still don't trust those people, they always act like if they don't know what they are doing... at least, this thief was "kind". Apparently she only acts as an intermediary between the designer and the clients, something I can't believe, but anyway, she's guilty.

@CrossTheLime every time I want to check a link from prnt.sc is never available 7w7 I think those links are available just temporaly, but in a very short period of time. Either way, I'm sorry that one of your designs has been plagiarized too.



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mbialozyt
2020-06-01

Hey everyone.
I would like to ask you if the projects he publishes here but, for example, were rejected, maybe someone will see later?
I am talking about a rather strange situation, namely the design of the mark, which I made in October 2019 and added to Logoground.

In the meantime I encountered an identical mark made by another graphic designer in January 2020. I also contacted him but received a reply that he had not seen my logo before.
I don't know what to think about the situation.


https://imgur.com/a/QZJZhVH



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kassymkulov
2020-06-01

@mbialozyt

Letters AV forming a Star of David has become generic, and saying that you came up with it first is a bold statement.

The first time I saw this concept was in this form which was created at least 3 years ago:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZn4XSphOnk/

and there are hundreds of people using it as their logo:
https://prnt.sc/srko7e



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mk4gfx
2020-06-01

hey guys, see if you can recognize anything of yours here:
https://www.shutterstock.com/de/g/lev+Studio?sort=popular

I found one of mine but they changed it. I am hoping Shutterstock would see the similarities and take it down.
original:
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=191664
Copy:
https://www.shutterstock.com/de/image-vector/monkey-logo-design-vector-concept-1700330896

also one of your sold logos, @aefirit.
https://www.shutterstock.com/de/image-vector/horse-logo-design-vector-concept-1700335459



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aefirit
2020-06-01

Thank you for share the links @mk4gfx :D

Oh my God... :v that cheap copy XD well... at least, this one "tried" to do something with the program XD, others just remove the watermark. Legally I can't send reports for that logo because it doesn't belong to me anymore. My War Lion logo (the blue one sold) was used in many profiles too :'v specially for youtube channels



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CrossTheLime
2020-06-04

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/kikicraetive?sort=newest

Fun one. They changed my logo just enough that I am not sure I will start proceedings... I hate arguing with Shutterstock...
https://prnt.sc/stkahw



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eclipse42
2020-06-04

@CrossTheLime, 80% of the logo is copied, go for it.



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KatInABox
2020-06-04
Edited 2020-06-05 by KatInABox permalink ANCHOR

Found another one, this time they used a traced copy of my logo and changed the color.
https://freefam.ru/

There's a language barrier since they are Russian, I've already tried contacting them via their website and vk, still no response from their end. Sent them a message in English and one directly translated to Russian, don't know how accurate that is lol.
Here's the stolen logo:
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=184462

Update on this one:
I've contacted the hosting company directly, they shut me down but when I visited the website in question, they have already changed their logo. :D



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Gregory M
2020-06-08

Definitely a plagiarist, found 3 of mine

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/casper_99d?sort=popular



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yaravisual
2020-06-08

So many interest information here thanks All 🙏



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Brandmaistro
2020-06-08

Oh no, again.... ;-(
His name is Casper 99D (does is mean he also upload these logos on 99D?)

@Andre is this your logo? (More or less) https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/bullseye-simple-logo-design-vector-1497913136



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ajleroux
2020-06-08
Edited 2020-06-08 by ajleroux permalink ANCHOR

Brandmaistro, yup, a little too inspired. I would call it a copyright violation and on LogoGround it would probably be a ban.



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yaravisual
2020-06-08
Edited 2020-06-08 by yarasaturnian permalink ANCHOR

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/bullseye-simple-logo-design-vector-1497913136

@Brandmaistro nice information for this because copyright.

How to report for copycat logo? Stolen logo.



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CrossTheLime
2020-06-08
Edited 2020-06-08 by CrossTheLime permalink ANCHOR

Fun, Casper was downgraded in Feb, he was initially top level. I alerted 99d once more that he is now stealing from LG (back then, he was uploading work stolen from 99d.)

A reaaaaaal peach.

https://www.99designs.com/profiles/casper99d



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kassymkulov
2020-06-08
Edited 2020-06-08 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=162712
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBGOlTNl2Fm/
@graphuvarov
and maybe from others too...



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Brandmaistro
2020-06-08

@Kassymkulov

He says beforehand: SORRY
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBDxosflTgA/

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Brandmaistro
2020-06-11
Edited 2020-06-12 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

@Gregory M

Yup. That polar bear and pinguin, is very populair by these copycats.
The rest is trash, except a few other stolen logos.



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Gregory M
2020-06-11

it has 5-6 of mine too



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aefirit
2020-06-19

ajleroux I think it would be a good idea to add this link to the description of the topic:

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9516993

The link was shared by Ortega Graphics. You can see his comment here:

https://www.logoground.com/discuss.php?topic=54#21072

This way, people will have a direct access to it, to solve problems with profile pictures on Youtube, among others. :D Again, thank you Ortega Graphics



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ajleroux
2020-06-19

Many thanks aefirit. Added.



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Gregory M
2020-06-21

Found another thief, look if he has something of yours, i think im recognizing stuff i saw on LG.

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/initial-letter-v-logo-gold-geometric-1760665706



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Ortega Graphics
2020-06-23

@Kassymkulov, thank you. I will report these immediately.



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kassymkulov
2020-07-03

This is the response I get when I report profile image with all the requirements from Ortega Graphics post above:

"Hello,

Thanks for contacting the YouTube Copyright compliance team. If your issue is a general help inquiry (for example, regarding a copyright strike or a Content ID claim), please understand that those won't be answered here. You may want to check out our Copyright Troubleshooter in order to find a solution for your copyright issue.

To expedite our ability to investigate your inquiry, we encourage you to submit any copyright takedown requests electronically via our webform. You can find the requirements of copyright takedown requests, and information about our copyright policy, in our Copyright Center. Please make sure that you’ve provided us with all of the required information in order to process your request.

Regards,

The YouTube Legal Support Team"

I'm sick and tired of their stupidity.



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Ortega Graphics
2020-07-03

Kassymkulov,

That automatic answer is not saying that they won't process your request. If you followed their procedure to the letter (using their exact numbering and titles), then they will investigate your inquiry, they are just saying that you could help them expedite this by using a non-existent webform. Clearly, this was written to discourage copyright holders to use email instead of the form when reporting video content. But that automatic answer doesn't apply to the many cases listed on the aforementioned page (like channel icon images, which is your case).

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



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kassymkulov
2020-07-03

The word webform in the message is a link and it navigates to that standard webform that is used to remove videos.

In any case, they say this:
Our webform does not currently support non-video removals. Submit your non-video requests via email at copyright@youtube.com.

So by webform they actually mean that webpage.

But I can assure you, my complaint is complete, I copy pasted everything and filled everywhere where needed with the right links. Their support is full of inadequate people is all.



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Ortega Graphics
2020-07-03

@Kassymkulov, yes, that what I said; there is a non-existent webform that they are referring to erronously. Because you can't use their existent webform (it doesn't apply to you). Just wait. Their automatic email doesn't say that your request was invalid.



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Gregory M
2020-07-05

Skim through this guys stock:
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/company-bull-head-logo-vektor-template-1434136397

I found my work partially hacked apart and plagiarized.
Here is the original design's horns element that were copied 1 to 1.
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=21641



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Brandmaistro
2020-07-05
Edited 2020-07-05 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

You know how late It is when their portfolio show high-end (stolen logos) AND crappy stuff. AND when they use comic sans in their work... #fail



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Gregory M
2020-07-07

Found this guy, mass plagiarism
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/Acep_Adi



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Gregory M
2020-07-07

Thanks, i reported all that i still own. I wish there was a way to inform them that the guy stole 2 designs that i sold and no longer own but nevertheless the guys is plagiarizing...



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Brandmaistro
2020-07-07

@Gregory M
Indeed! I see many logos from LG.
He stole one of my logos:
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/abstract-letter-logo-free-vector-m-1756144019

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=269959

I would do (almost) anything to stop Shitterstock. What a crappy platform...



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Brandmaistro
2020-07-10

Don’t forget this one too: https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/ae-letter-vector-logo-design-1770193826

I know for sure I saw it here on LG..



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Brandmaistro
2020-07-11
Edited 2020-07-15 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

Looks like a terrible wannaby-copy of my SP monogram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCgMAhYgO6M/

Original:
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=229834
And here https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ZGD3xgKfZ/

There is no doubt because he mentioned me in his Insta post:
"Concept inspired from @brandmaistro"
Why would somebody do that? Inspired by?
This is simply stealing a logo, not just 'inspiration' for your own concept.

What are these type of guys doing? Trying to be smart or stupid? (or both)
What are they trying to proof, that they can go away with this because they 'made it with there own bare hands' ?

And he did the same with another logo of me:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCdAOzelh9I/
Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=213551

I don't think that's a coincidence...
Who's logodesign is next?

#bewareofcopycats



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Gregory M
2020-07-11

its too close for comfort.



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metrolinevision
2020-07-11

@Gregory

Thank You



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Brandmaistro
2020-07-11

The logo I mentioned (as stolen): https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/ae-letter-vector-logo-design-1770193826

Is stolen from @LG Staff :
https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=177039

Good idea to steal from the site owners of LogoGround...



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Brandmaistro
2020-07-11

@Gregory M
Yes indeed, very very too close for comfort.
These Shittershit 'designers' are a real pain in the ass...

That website if overloaded with stolen artwork and nobody (from the inside) is aware of this. I think they doesn't care about it (and their 'reputation').

Maybe they should rename there brandname into ShutterStole



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Brandmaistro
2020-07-17

Do you have any suggestions for dealing with such Insta responses (in response to this fact: https://www.logoground.com/discuss.php?topic=54#23246)

"Thanks for contacting us. It looks like you're attempting to report content that you believe infringes your copyright. To review your report further, we'll need you to provide the following:
- An explanation of how you believe the reported content is infringing your copyright.
Once we've received this additional information, we'll continue to look into your report. "

OR

"Thanks for your report. Based on the information you've provided, it is not clear to us that the content you reported infringes your copyright. The reported content appears to embody a similar idea that's expressed in a different manner from your work. For this reason, we are unable to act on your report at this time. "

AND THEN ...

"Thanks for your response. For the reasons we previously stated, we're not in a position to act on your report.
If you haven't already done so, you may wish to reach out to the party responsible for posting the content to resolve your issue with them directly. "



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Gregory M
2020-07-17
Edited 2020-07-17 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

YouTube huh? I had to highlight in yellow bold and underlined all-caps that this is a NON VIDEO copyright takedown request as per YouTube own instructions at the begining of the thread here. Provided direct image link and turn digital source and then they removed it.



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merci dsgn
2020-07-17

@Brandmaistro I always get those. Probably they did not even read it. Lately I used this as my reply and it worked:

"This letter is official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”). I seek the removal of the infringing material referenced above.Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notice.

The Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act grants service providers such as your company immunity from liability so long as investigate and rectify this copyright violation in a timely manner. Should your company fail to do so, it may become liable for the infringement."

Can not take any credit because I copy/pasted it from: https://www.pixsy.com/how-to-send-a-dmca-takedown-notice/



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Gregory M
2020-07-18

Todays plagiarist accoutn is:

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/ana+setiawan

Has a lot of LG stuff ammong other. Protect your work people!



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morabira
2020-07-18

Thanks GregoryM



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Gregory M
2020-07-19

Yea the account is adding new stolen designs as we speak, 3 of mine since yesterday and plenty other from here. Im sending a second complaint.



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Gregory M
2020-07-20

Thanks, filing a report.



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Gregory M
2020-07-20

Son of a bitch!
https://www.facebook.com/hummel.brewery/

I got a brewery using my design!



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CrossTheLime
2020-07-20

Meh. Usually, you have better chances of selling the logo when it is used by a “real” company... but is that a Russian Brewery? If yes, good luck with that. At least FB is okayish with removing content, but you know they are also on VK in that case, and VK never removes anything.



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Gregory M
2020-07-20

Ukrainian



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Gregory M
2020-07-20

Humble boy here plagiarizing elements of other peoples designs.
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/Andi+Imam+Rosadi



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CrossTheLime
2020-07-22

Has anyone had success getting content removed from VK?

My fire lion is coooooooooonstantly stolen everywhere, now I found it on VK. Ugh. I hate VK so much.

And thanks again for the YouTube link, kicking some avatar dmca there, too.



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fikrul02
2020-07-23

wow ... this is very interesting, before uploading my logo design needs to be done with a search engine to make sure there are no similarities with other logo designs? if yes, is it safe? Because I was very panicked when I got a notification of the similarity of design forms from Admin



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kassymkulov
2020-07-23

@fikrul02

Depending on your design style, you may choose to check or not. I for example, always check because I'm not an illustrator. But it's a common thing if you create a design that looks like someone else's, no need to be frightened, you won't be banned unless you did it deliberately.



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Lavrin UKR
2020-07-23

@Gregory M

Sorry for that Ukrainian brewery stealing your bee logo.

Just let me know if you won't succeed in getting them removed.
I'll try to write them some not-so-kind words to find out how they became such filthy copycats?



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aefirit
2020-07-23

The link shared by Gregory M:
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/Andi+Imam+Rosadi

... is identified as Andi Imam Rosady, a member of our community:
https://www.logoground.com/designer.php?did=19833

Not sure if it's him, but I already send him an email through LG. It could be that someone else is stealing his identity. It happened before with our friend Dovs.



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Gregory M
2020-07-23

@Lavrin they have not responded to my latest requests but im gonna send them an email aswell and wait 24 hours before i go after their social media.



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Ortega Graphics
2020-07-23

@Aefirit, he promotes both his LogoGround account and his Shuttertock account on his Facebook account; so yes, it is the same person.



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aefirit
2020-07-23
Edited 2020-07-23 by aefirit permalink ANCHOR

@Ortega Graphics :O oh my Gosh... Thank you, I didn't notice it. He is already selling copies of his own logos with few modifications, I think others should check his profile on shutterstock looking for copies too.



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tavi
2020-07-24

Hey guys, what can I do if copied logo will be not remove by a company and will still using and that after I sent DMCA notice to them?
Thx for response in advance.



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CrossTheLime
2020-07-24

Have the filed a counter claim? Then you would need to start legal proceedings.

Have you contacted them directly, and they ignored you?

Then dmca the site or hosting company. If you send the link to them, I can see how to best get the content removed, it depends.



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ajleroux
2020-07-24
Edited 2020-07-24 by ajleroux permalink ANCHOR

Thanks Gregory M, aefirit and Ortega Graphics. I have limited this user's account while we talk to him.



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tavi
2020-07-24
Edited 2020-07-24 by tavi permalink ANCHOR

To CrossThe Lime

Yes DMCA notice form sent to them also the link for prove and to see my original logo after they made a copy.
I'm very furios ... some are incredibly naughty.



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CrossTheLime
2020-07-24

Then you go after their hosting company, and file the dmca there.



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tavi
2020-07-24
Edited 2020-07-24 by tavi permalink ANCHOR

Done ... after 24 hrs no reaction from them



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Gregory M
2020-07-25

its customary to wait 48 hours before escalating.



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Gregory M
2020-07-25
Edited 2020-07-25 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

Oh man...

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=283543

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=286740

Not cool Imam, not humble at all...
I see you removed the obvious plagiarisms from shutterstock atleast...



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Lavrin UKR
2020-07-25

@Gregory M
Yesterday at noon I sent a message to 'Hummel brewery' at Facebook and clearly pointed out that they're breaking the Ukrainian law 'On Copyright and Related Rights' and added link to your bee logo here at LG.
They saw my message but played dumb and didn't answer so far.

However, I noticed that yesterday they updated their profile picture with another, simplified logo, and also removed your bee logo on the yellow background from uploaded images.

Let me know if I can help you some way in this matter.



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eclipse42
2020-07-25

Is any of you familiar with hosting provider in India called P.D.R. Solutions FZC ? I found a stolen logo and they are hosting the website, but I can't seem to be able to find any website or FB page of them or abuse e-mail, anything.

Any help is appreciated.



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Ortega Graphics
2020-07-25

Eclipse42,

That mysterious company from the United Arab Emirates offers domains and hosting services under various names and has connections to many Indian and American companies. Some information about their various brands is available on section 4 (Brief facts) of this legal document: https://indiankanoon.org/doc/136087431/

Some of these brands mentioned on that legal document have connections to the American company Endurance International Group, which has shared support among their brands: https://www.endurance.com/

If you are unable to contact a small company, try contacting their parent company.

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



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Gregory M
2020-07-25

Yes they informed me that they dont have money and they will drop the logo. I gave them 48 hours to do that.



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tavi
2020-07-26

What you will do if they'll not drop your logo and will use it?



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Gregory M
2020-07-27

file DMCA to facebook.



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eclipse42
2020-07-27

Ortega Graphics thank you for the info. I will try to go above their head so to say and see if that will help in removing the content in question.



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eclipse42
2020-07-28
Edited 2020-07-28 by eclipse42 permalink ANCHOR

Here is another LG user, taking logos from LG and posting on shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/g/krusto (LG User krustovin, same account logo, almost same username)

Found few of mine, one of them being sold: https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/image-vector/creative-deer-head-on-circle-logo-1699318075

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=79218

And one from loya, also sold:
https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/image-vector/abstract-sketch-pegasus-on-white-background-1775963681

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=174936

Basically changes them a bit and post on shutterstock. Luckily is seems he did not use logos from other designers.



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Gregory M
2020-07-29
Edited 2020-07-29 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

Thief stealing lettermarks, found one of mine. Check for yours.

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/Md+Safiqul+Islam



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eclipse42
2020-07-29

Did any of you experienced problems with removing your logo from linkedin. Lately whatever I try to remove, they simply force me to fill out trademark form and say that it is not copyright issue. I tried everything to explain difference between those two, but they don't care. They just reply with please fill out trademark forme, this is not copyright issue. Before I had no problems, but last two weeks it is impossible.



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kassymkulov
2020-07-29

@eclipse42

Yes, I tried once but they sent me the same message.
I made a conclusion that they are stupid and probably that's why they're not as popular as other platforms and that's why I don't care about LinkedIn stealing stuff. Good thing is that modern companies can't exist without Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and as long as these platforms know the difference, we're safe.



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eclipse42
2020-07-29

kassymkulov thank you, I agree with your statement. Still I like to remove everything. There were no issues before, last three reports are troubling. I complained to support over two reports and I will see how it will work out at the end.



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kassymkulov
2020-07-29

Maybe there's one support staff who doesn't know the difference, but others know? So it depends on who you stumble upon? I hate these double standard situations.



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Gregory M
2020-08-01

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/waxejd?sort=popular&page=6

Definite thief, has one of mine and the pegasus that isnt his that gets stolen by every idiot out there.



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-01
Edited 2020-08-02 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

Hi @Gregory M
I checked your last post en visited his ShitterSuck profile and found something familiar to my logo. Too bad he copied something of you, but SS seems the place for copycats... as we know.

I uploaded her on LG a pretty new logo and this logo seems a copy or 'coincidence'. What do think people. copy or not?

https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/image-vector/simple-beard-man-logo-vector-illustration-1762493123

Original: https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=309997



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Gregory M
2020-08-02

cant see the original



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-02

Fixed!



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aefirit
2020-08-02

I see them very similar. I could think is a partial copy. It was not clear to me which logo was created first, but I think they have many common elements and one must be removed to avoid issues :(

I check my designs with yandex before uploading them to LogoGround because I understand that there may be similar logos. It happened to me before, I had drawn a deer by hand, I cleaned the sketch a bit with Photoshop and then I uploaded that version to Yandex and found 1 logo that was almost identical here in LogoGround, I was saddened because I was very excited with the idea of vectorizing the logo... but due to the similarities, I had to leave the project behind. I plan to resume it, but I have to modify it a lot to avoid problems.



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Gregory M
2020-08-02

Yes thats plagiarism you can report that.



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-02

Well... It’s the same guy from Gregory M’s stolen logo... :-O



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Gregory M
2020-08-04
Edited 2020-08-04 by Gregory M permalink ANCHOR

@RTN Someone is stealing half of your logos. File a dmca complaint, take them down.

https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=138499

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/peacock-bird-nature-logo-gold-colors-1395354083
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/peacock-bird-nature-logo-modern-design-1395354080
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/peacock-bird-nature-logo-modern-design-1395354086

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https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=124197

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/lion-roar-logo-design-modern-template-1399652444

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https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=179422

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/phoenix-logo-icon-design-template-combination-1532154764
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/phoenix-logo-icon-design-template-combination-1578450886

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https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=136589

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/bull-logo-flat-modern-design-template-1678562482

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https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=179417

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/fast-move-medical-logo-design-modern-1395777572

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https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=136875

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/fast-move-medical-logo-design-modern-1395777572
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/fast-move-medical-logo-design-modern-1395777581

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https://www.logoground.com/logo.php?id=88429

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/cute-fox-logo-modern-design-template-1399497845
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/cute-fox-logo-modern-design-template-1399497848



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eclipse42
2020-08-04

One update for this comment: https://www.logoground.com/discuss.php?topic=54#24084

Thank you very much Ortega Graphics. Your advice worked, I contacted Endurance Group regarding the P.D.R. Solutions FZC hosting provider. It seems that P.D.R. Solutions FZC based in India, is company called Public Domain Registry and their website is this one: https://publicdomainregistry.com/

I was not aware of that as it seemed those two are different companies because none of the searches indicated those two are one company. They removed the content and it worked like a charm.

So for future reference P.D.R. Solutions FZC is Public Domain Registry, in case anyone encounters situation like mine.

Ortega Graphics, thanks again!



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aefirit
2020-08-04

Gregory M and eclipse42 thank you for share that information, I already sent an email to RTN in case he don't check the forum.



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CrossTheLime
2020-08-04

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Juli1998

One to watch, copied an lg new logo within hours.

Already mailed designer.



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-04

That dog logo... it stands out from the other logos. Typically for these asses is that they have a portfolio with too many styles and qualities.

Maybe we should lock ourself together at the entrance gate of Shittersuck...



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-05

Hey @RTN
Did the copycat or a client bought your copied logo, mentioned above by @Gregory M?

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/fast-move-medical-logo-design-modern-1395777572



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kassymkulov
2020-08-17

Please add this link to the opening post too:
https://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/reporting.html

And when you guys report videos on YouTube, which one do you choose in "Describe the work allegedly infringed" field? My artwork or my copyrighted logo?



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-17

YT does not allow stolen profile images In their form. Url to profile images are not accepted.



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kassymkulov
2020-08-17

@Brandmaistro
Yes, I know that, but my question is not related to profile image but the video, in cases when users use my logo in their videos. In this case, you can report it through https://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/reporting.html

But I always hesitate when it comes to selecting the type of my logo, is it an artwork or copyrighted logo? Because it reality, the logos we create are not copyrighted until sold, right? Today I got a decline from YouTube and I think it's because I chose "my copyrighted logo" in that field. That's how I would always do and YouTube would remove it but today maybe there was a newbie reviewer or something.



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-17

No when you made a logo copyright is the right you have when YOU made it. And yes, when you trademark it it gives you more weapons to defend your logo/brand.

That’s why it’s annoying that some platforms ask for trademark registration documentation and/or registrationnumbers.

If you have that for you (unsold) logo it’s nice, but more often it’s not. Copyright is copyright. But people are still confused about what is and how it works. Especially copycats and silly people think that what is online is free to use.



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Ortega Graphics
2020-08-17
Edited 2020-08-17 by Ortega Graphics permalink ANCHOR

Kassymkulov,

Under the Berne Convention, copyright is automatically in force at the moment of creation of the work; that is, the author does not need to register. In the case of a logo design, when the logo design is sold to a client, the designer is legally transferring his/her copyright to the client (transfer of ownership). It is noteworthy to mention that copyright comes into existence as soon as the work is fixed in any medium of expression (with or without a copyright notice, and with or without registration).

So, in the form field "Describe the work allegedly infringed" you should definitely select "My copyrighted logo".

By the way, I don't know if this varies by country, but currently, the link that you provided simply redirects to YouTube's community guidelines and there is no direct information about copyright there.

Here's a link to YouTube's copyright policy page:
https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/policies/copyright/

On that page, there is a link to YouTube's copyright complaint form for videos. Here's a direct link to that form:
https://www.youtube.com/copyright_complaint_form


Brandmaistro,

Just to clarify for other users (particular new users), a designer can not trademark a logo, unless he/she uses that logo as his personal trademark (the mark that he/she uses for his/her trade).


Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
kassymkulov
2020-08-17

Ortega Graphics

Thanks for clarification. And you're right, the link you provided is the straight one:
https://www.youtube.com/copyright_complaint_form
This link needs to be added to the opening post.

Then I don't know what's wrong with my latest report, maybe the reviewers felt that the design isn't a copy.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2020-08-17
Edited 2020-08-17 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

Ortega
That’s true indeed, thanks for the additional info.

kassymkulov
Sometimes they are just b@stards



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-26

Gregory M

These logos looks also copied from LG or elsewhere or it is the same designer

https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/image-vector/animal-logo-black-hippopotamus-1778974769



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-08-26

He has all the logos stolen from various famous designers. Nothing of my own



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2020-08-26

...If it is good to be true, it often is.



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2020-08-26

@Brandmaistro, that hippo is a (bad) copy of a 2011 design by Gert van Duinen: https://dribbble.com/shots/365531
Gert also made a short-tailed version: http://www.idgram.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/hip-opotamus-01.jpg



DESIGNER
kassymkulov
2020-08-26

Yeah, that Pascal dude's been kicking it, not just stealing from Logoground, but also from famous companies e.g. Evernote. I think I shared a Dino chat link here that he copied months ago, gladly it's been removed.



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2020-08-26

Shutterstock has turned into an outright trash heap, where only homeless people live ...



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-26

It is not even so badly arranged for homeless people ;-D
There are still plenty of places to spend the night, such as adobe stock, istock, fiverr, dreamstime. No problem.



DESIGNER
FreedSteed
2020-08-26

@Dmitriy Dzendo
Yeah, shutter is a junkyard. And some time ago it changed payment politics and author's charge hit the floor.
But still it's most famous stock and that won't change soon (



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-27
Edited 2020-08-27 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

Thanks. We've seen this guy earlier this month...


These two are also 'inspired by' others work:
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/simple-rabbit-logo-vector-illustration-1715105668
https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/image-vector/king-honey-bear-logo-vector-illustration-1715108179



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Brandmaistro
2020-08-27

@Gregory M
Removal of that Beard Guy logo was succesful.
Thats for bringing this to my attention.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2020-09-01

https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/g/Digitalist-Design

@dalia, I see many of your logos there.



DESIGNER
FreedSteed
2020-09-02
Edited 2020-09-02 by FreedSteed permalink ANCHOR

Want to share an enless story of one stolen multiple times logo.
It's quite funny IMO. It is in russian, but you may use translators, or just watch the pictures — it would be enough :D The cutest one is from school handmade poster from the end of the page.
https://logobaker.ru/blog/1951-beskonechnye-strasti-po-sove.html



DESIGNER
aefirit
2020-09-02

Oh my Gosh... :'( What a sad story. Well, I hope he write about about it, it would be nice, seriously.



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FreedSteed
2020-09-02

@aefirit
Well, from the other side this means his logo is great and popular. A great boost to ego)



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kassymkulov
2020-09-02

@FreedSteed

That's quite a story :)



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dalia
2020-09-03

@mk4gfx
Thanks Mayar very much, really appreciated! I'll contact Shutterstock but this seems like an endless problem :(



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Gregory M
2020-09-03

https://www.shutterstock.com/pl/g/aji+yuli+prasetyo

Thief, the guy thinks he can edit the designs and go unnoticed.



DESIGNER
vectorgrad
2020-09-03
Edited 2020-09-03 by ajleroux (admin) permalink ANCHOR

What do you think? Is this plagiarism or coincidence?)
[Removed]



ADMIN
ajleroux
2020-09-03
Edited 2020-09-03 by ajleroux permalink ANCHOR

Hi vectorgrad,

I removed the link. Forum rules. You can't comment on the work of another LG designer unless they invited comments. If you see (or suspect) plagiarism, use the "Report this logo" link and we will take a look.

To answer your question: It looks like parts were definitely copied. Please report it.



DESIGNER
vectorgrad
2020-09-03

@ajleroux
ok



DESIGNER
aefirit
2020-09-03

This page still showing a lot of work from LG.

https://gudlogo.com/

You can see it here:
https://gudlogo.com/logo-ideas/101-y-tuong-thiet-ke-logo-chu-a/

According to Whoishostingthis.com the hosting provider is:
CMC Telecom Infrastructure Company

This should be the website of the hosting provider:
https://cmctelecom.vn/en/

Their contact info is at the bottom of their main page. I already send them a DMCA to them long time ago, but they didn't remove the content from gudlogo.

Ajleroux, Ortega Graphics, could you take a look at it and tell me if it's a harmful page? please. And... In case it is harmful, I was wondering if it is possible for LG to contact the hosting provider, maybe a contact from you is better received.



DESIGNER
kassymkulov
2020-09-04
Edited 2020-09-04 by kassymkulov permalink ANCHOR

@aefirit

This website hosts there through an intermediary cloud flare, so maybe try reporting them, and they should notify the hosting company by themselves:
https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/360028158352-Reporting-abuse-to-Cloudflare#h_e5d9022d-2b71-49b0-89ed-b92e5aeccb97

I tried reporting to CloudFlare once, and they were responsive.

On another look, whois says for abuse to contact godaddy, so maybe try contacting them too?



DESIGNER
aefirit
2020-09-04

kassymkulov, thank you bro, I will try that :)



DESIGNER
Gregory M
2020-09-04

https://cmctelecom.vn/contact-us/

This is some contact form they have. We can send an email to all of the offices since they didnt specify one to take care of the copyright issues.

hn.support@cmctelecom.vn
dn.support@cmctelecom.vn
hcm.support@cmctelecom.vn
hp.support@cmctelecom.vn
info@cmctelecom.vn

and here is the cloudflare form.
https://www.cloudflare.com/abuse/form




ADMIN
ajleroux
2020-09-04

Many thanks aefirit. Good find. We have contacted them and will follow up.



DESIGNER
mk4gfx
2020-09-04

@dalia, You're welcome :)
we just have to do the best we can, there will always be thieves.



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Brandmaistro
2020-09-04

@mk4gfx
Don't forget we are the LG Avengers or Fantastic Four ;-)
We can handle those asses!



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mk4gfx
2020-09-05

@brandmaistro, lol. Yes the community is doing a great job keeping watch.



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kassymkulov
2020-09-11

Hello.
Has any of you ever succeeded in removing your copied logos from Twitter?



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2020-09-11

@kassymkulov

Yes.



DESIGNER
korzuen
2020-09-11

@kassymkulov

Yes. If you don't succeed on the first time, try sending the copyright report again. That usually will do the trick



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kassymkulov
2020-09-12

Thanks. I reported two different logos there but never heard from then since. Gladly users deleted logos by themselves.



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Brandmaistro
2020-09-12

If this happens again, just try again, like Korzuen mentioned before. Twitter deleted many logos for me..



DESIGNER
aefirit
2020-09-12

@ajleroux Thank you! :D



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