I have a client who has asked me to design a new logo. I had designed the current logo some 12 years ago and it's time for a brand and logo refresh. The client has asked that I use three typographical symbols to represent the company. However, two of those symbols are currently (and very prominently) being used by an internationally renowned gallery and museum in a similar way.
I've suggested that its neither good design nor a sensible brand direction to use another organisation's logo and brand elements - even if it's a different industry and context. Yet the client wishes to pursue the idea. Am I being asked to plagiarise?