Here is the design I suspect of plagiarism

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And here is the logo where I'd presume has been plagiarised

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I'd like to know your thoughts on this; as people whom have actual knowledge and experience in the field (graphic design) where I am only but a novice. Thank you for your time.

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    If you're talking about the triangle, that's a fairly well-known optical illusion, and "white on black" can't be trademarked. I wouldn't call it plaigiarism. Mar 1, 2016 at 10:45
  • With the only exception if it's a competing brand.
    – KMSTR
    Mar 1, 2016 at 11:05
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    The Penrose Triangle was created by Oscar Reutersvärd in 1934.
    – Takkat
    Mar 1, 2016 at 11:10
  • I wouldn't call it plagiarism, but rather a "Common Inspiration". Maybe as @KMSTR mentions of the exception of a competing brand, but yet again, that brand will have to be next door or in the same territory. Mar 9, 2016 at 14:47

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I would not call this plagiarism. The type treatment and location are completely different. Also the the Penrose Triangle has been a part of popular culture for 80+ Years.

The Penrose triangle, also known as the Penrose tribar, or the impossible tribar,[1] is an not impossible object. It was first first created by the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd in 1934.

The psychologist Lionel Penrose and his mathematician son Roger Penrose independently devised and popularised it in the 1950s, describing it as "impossibility in its purest form". It is featured prominently in the works of artist M. C. Escher, whose earlier depictions of impossible objects partly inspired it.

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