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I am going to stick my head out, as I have thought a good deal about this. I am first and foremost concerned with practicalities and decency and what actually is going on and a viable solution. (Obligatory disclaimer: this is my personal opinion and experience. This does not reflect any law, nor does it cover all kinds of permissions given with various ...


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I would think twice about using exact Apple icons in your own projects (especially if they are commercial projects), but that said, you can download an iOS7 PSD template from Teehan + Lax that contains the icon you need. They've been sharing these files for a few years now and they're very handy (and pixel-perfect). http://www.teehanlax.com/tools/iphone/


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For a business card, my recommendation would be Use a URL-shortening service to create a short url for the webpage that is hosting the original graphic with full attribution. Use small print on the card to give the short url with the credit. Example: If you have room, you might want to include the creator's name as well as the link. You also might ...


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For web: You could add everything into a humans.txt file located in the site root. Humans.txt is an initiative for knowing the people behind a website which contains information about the different people who have contributed to building the website or content used. If you want to know more about the humans.txt you can reference humans.org. An example ...


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I'm not a lawyer Would this be considered plagiarism? Not unless you're in college. Reality is its barely plagiarism and its unintentional plagiarism so unless you're in college working on an academic paper nobody cares. Does this violate trademark/copyright? Doubt it. Small logos are hard to trademark, the industry is probably different, but ...


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I would not consider it plagiary. First of all it was med from scratch. It was made whiteout the knowledge of the existing icon and the existing icon was not used as a template. The style is similar but not the same. Its like you should not do pixel logos because it was already made. Your work is protected by artistic copy right, not the style itself. ...


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I cannot comment on whether the design is legally defensible. That's the domain of lawyers, and even they may end up just saying you won't find out unless you take it to court. However, I can suggest a change that would appear to still fit your name well and make it more substantially different: Remove the gap separating L from B. Change the color and/or ...


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They do look alike, a little bit.Simple advice, Just change it a little bit to make yours unique.You clearly have the talent.The time it would take to do that is nothing compared to the legal hassle you might get into when you publish.


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Extremely similar trademarks are often approved by the USPTO provided they are used in different kinds of business. What is LiveBulb? If it's not very possible for someone to reasonably confuse one party with another, it's probably fine. I would think the presence of the pencil distinguishes the two logos sufficiently. There are many extremely similar (and ...


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There's no 'right' answer to this. It will all come down to lawyers. Anyone can sue you for any reason so if someone feels your logo is too close to theirs, they can sue for Trademark infringement. The person you need to ask this question to is an Intellectual Property Lawyer.


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Is it plagiarism? No. Plagiarism is taking another one's work and trying to pass it off as your own. If you really did conceptualize, sketch, and design it from scratch, then you did not plagiarize. However, those two logos are pretty similar, and I can't say you wouldn't get into hot water by releasing it. The fact that you didn't steal the design doesn't ...


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You should look into asking a trademark lawyer, but for my personal opinion: There is a different usage in color. You are using a stroke to define the B. Yours is slanted. The gap is less in between the separation of the | and 3. The curve of the 3 doesnt match and yours appears to be higher up. You aren't using a pencil. I would suggest maybe: ...


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Looks like an infringement to me. Either conscious or not. They are far too similar with the rotation being the primary difference. However, just because your idea matched a previous idea it doesn't automatically mean there was any malice in the creation. To determine whether or not you can use it legally, you need an attorney specializing in ...



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