A friend asked me to develop a logo for his wife's hair salon. Originally I worked with just text, but she said she definitely wanted scissors as part of the logo, so I built in the the H + D (hair daun) in to the scissors but originally mirrored so that when the girls has the logo on their uniforms, the logo would then appear correctly. So we went for the normal look.

Today, however, a local business in their hometown has told them that I have stolen the logo from his site, made a few minor adjustments to make it appear as if it is a custom logo.

I had no idea the company existed until an hour ago, and I am really confused as to where the comparison has come from.

My Logo

my logo

Supposed Stolen Logo

supposed stolen logo

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    ... then admit you're an idiot and you are not seeing it. Ask to point out 5 similarities. (I can see 2, but only in a fairly wide sense: sans serif fonts, flat design. Who else is he going to accuse of copying that – Microsoft? Apple? Google?)
    – Jongware
    Jun 20, 2015 at 12:58
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    cheers... will do.
    – LeeG
    Jun 20, 2015 at 13:01
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    Are these the two logos? I don't understand how they are the same at all, other than both use a rather similar (but common) type treatment.
    – DA01
    Jun 20, 2015 at 15:27
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    I agree with @DA01 .. I would not call these logos similar at all. I do not see how anyone could think of them as similar.
    – Scott
    Jun 20, 2015 at 16:49
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    At this point, millions of logos are "copied" from this "Schalt Werk" logo! You can simply ignore what the guy says and don't waste your time proving your design is original. No court will ever see anything copied from the other logo. If he has issues, he can send his lawyer's letter and pay for this, he really has nothing to gain from doing this though. There's pretty much ZERO infringement. By the way, your logo is really smart and well done! Good work you did there!
    – go-junta
    Jun 20, 2015 at 17:02

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There are not that many similarities. Both images are "flat design" and have a white background.(1) Both use a muted color. Both use sans serif fonts. The same is true, more or less, for Windows 10, Mac OS X Yosemite, and Google's UI guidelines.

Let's see about the differences then. I think these are the most obvious:


(where possibly "different font" depends on if one would state with confidence "surely these are the same fonts", i.e., font blind).

(1) .. here but not where used on the respective websites. The HAIRDAUN logo is entirely transparent, the SCHALTWERK is partially transparent, partially white.

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    I would go as far as saying there isn't any notable similarity.
    – Terry
    Jun 20, 2015 at 17:18
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    @Terry You couldn't say better. It takes longer to note what's different than was is similar. Besides being done (probably) in Illustrator, I can't see what's similar! And his logo has some similarity with the old Pepsi logo by the way teehee!
    – go-junta
    Jun 20, 2015 at 19:08
  • I was thinking on how to make one design animate into the other but figured it was just too much work! It would not have been so if they were more alike.
    – Jongware
    Jun 20, 2015 at 19:39

The only answer is:


If anyone has a different opinion, he/she has to explain it. Over and out. It is not your job.

BTW: I like your logo :)

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    While in general stackexhange favors bit more meat this is a instance where this is enough, in fact anything more may be hiding the answer. Personally i can only think theres some communication misunderstanding, because theres no way in hell these two are close to each other.
    – joojaa
    Jun 22, 2015 at 7:25

The ONLY similarity is that they are both illustrations. Anything beyond that is pure imagination. I think it's just a case of design envy! Keep up the good work! ~dh

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    – PieBie
    Jul 3, 2015 at 14:03

Both are completely different, I cannot see where it has been stolen..

One thing I do see that was 'stolen' or share similarity is the 'Supposed stolen logo' with Pepsi logo..

Maybe its his work process to to steal logos, so now he is projecting his insecurity onto you.

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