I’ve been doing some side hustle marketing on a very small scale. An acquaintance of mine asked me to create a logo for their new company. I created a few different versions and presented them with options. They chose their favorite and we tweaked it to their liking. I gave them their bill and said I’d give them the files upon payment. I didn’t hear anything for two weeks and saw today on their Instagram page that they unveiled a new logo. Basically the same logo I created, except someone else did it. I confronted them and they offered to pay me half to essentially keep my mouth shut but they got a “better deal” elsewhere. Of course they did, someone just copied what I already created and put no work into it. My price was VERY affordable, for the record. Anyway, should I even bother pursuing a legal case? Is it even considered plagiarism? I don’t care about the money - it’s about the principle.
My logo is the one with the transparent background. Theirs is the IG screenshot which looks like it was made in MW.