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Is this a rip-off?

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I was noticing the Mars Hill logo the other day and had two thoughts.

1) The arms and claws don't seem to have the same "quality" that the head does

2) The head looks an awful lot like the detailed Penn State logo

Here are the logos in question

marshill.png

pennstate.gif

There are some obvious differences - the MHC lion has an open mouth and teeth - but they seem to share A LOT of the same or VERY SIMILAR lines

look specifically at the shape above the eye on the right side, as well as the shape of the top of the head, the eyes, the whiskers and the shading - it appears as though the designer of the MHC logo simply compressed the PSU logo horizontally a bit and tweaked a few of the lines and colors and added teeth arms and claws

what are your thoughts?

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RIP OFF! this is just disgusting. the logo is a complete digrace. at least penn state has decency.

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I doubt Penn State really cares. They'll probably just look the other way.

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I thought BYU looking at that. The ears aren't the same as Penn State, but still a rip off

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Well PSU will just follow procedure and tell there supervisor...and assume he did the right thing.

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Well PSU will just follow procedure and tell there supervisor...and assume he did the right thing.

hey as long as you do the bare minimum...what else could possibly be expected?

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I thought BYU looking at that. The ears aren't the same as Penn State, but still a rip off

The ears are almost the exact same. The rip-off one just made the right ear a little more pointy but every other detail of the ears look identical.

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Looks like Pitt trying to rip off Penn State.

But wait, that first logo has 3 whiskers on each side and Sandusky the Lion has 4 on each side!

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kc51 - while i agree that it's a rip-off, and not right, at least the two entities are in different countries and play different sports - unlikely anyone would confuse one for the other

penn state and mars hill are both ncaa athletic programs (yes, they are on very different levels of the ncaa) with a mountain lion mascot

I doubt Penn State really cares. They'll probably just look the other way.

this appears to be the case - i notified the appropriate contact found here of this apparent trademark infringement on 1/25 and he has never responded to me in any way - perhaps he is working on this, but he did not even acknowlege the email

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