Friday, June 13, 2014

Sports Logo Robbery!

Intellectual property issues are important to designers. My former colleague at the Magic experienced some design infringement earlier this month when he discovered this:

Because it looks a whole lot like this:

Just to be clear, this design was created by Michael Van Rhee for the Orlando Magic 25th Anniversary Season Campaign. Any unauthorized use of this logo is unethical, illegal, and all around not cool! Shame on the International Boxing Hall of Fame! Hire your own graphic designer and pay him or her to do the right thing and produce original graphics for your branding and corporate identity. Shame on you!

They went as far as to sell merchandise with the stolen logo!