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Fraser's work must get stolen every week. we constantly see examples of this kind of thing. most of the time it's not worth making a court case about. i don't know if this would be one of those times or not either, but if merchandise is being sold FD could claim all the profits the logo has generated.

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Saw this today on Behance & thought it looked familiar. https://www.behance.net/gallery/27966807/ROYAL-LIONS-FABRIANO-Identity

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Looks like that dude may be making some serious cash off of it:

https://www.facebook.com/royallionsfabriano

http://www.asdroyallions.com/

I absolutely love Fraser's lion logo. That's always been one of my favorite logos -- not only from him, but in general.

Every little "tweak" they did to differentiate it from Fraser's just made it look worse.

Also, it appears that the Behance page has been taken down.

Fraser's work must get stolen every week. we constantly see examples of this kind of thing. most of the time it's not worth making a court case about. i don't know if this would be one of those times or not either, but if merchandise is being sold FD could claim all the profits the logo has generated.

I'd love to see that happen.

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The best part of Fraser's work getting stolen all the time is that he's literally made a class on how to design like him, step-by-step. For $10 I'd greatly prefer to learn to emulate his style than face a lawsuit over it.

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The best part of Fraser's work getting stolen all the time is that he's literally made a class on how to design like him, step-by-step. For $10 I'd greatly prefer to learn to emulate his style than face a lawsuit over it.

exactly, he has put out all the tools and advice to style things the way he does and instead of a ton of people emulating him, a ton of people steal from him. i mean, it would be funny if i didn't feel so bad for him. Fraser is one of the industry's very best and i wish the world were more fair to him.

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The best part of Fraser's work getting stolen all the time is that he's literally made a class on how to design like him, step-by-step. For $10 I'd greatly prefer to learn to emulate his style than face a lawsuit over it.

exactly, he has put out all the tools and advice to style things the way he does and instead of a ton of people emulating him, a ton of people steal from him. i mean, it would be funny if i didn't feel so bad for him. Fraser is one of the industry's very best and i wish the world were more fair to him.

It's the nature of the internet.

Access + Anonymity = Ass Holes

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I might have something to contribute to this thread. I paid Connor Brandt to design a Mariners logo for me which you can view on his website here

Here is the logo in question:

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However, I recently stumbled across a very similar piece of work by a Brady Petterson on this website here

An the image in question:

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He also tagged Sports Logos in a tweet with the logo here

Now I'm annoyed for two reasons. Because he either "borrowed" the logo from Connor;s page without asking for either my or Connor's permission, or he got permission from Connor and not from me.

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If you paid Connor Brandt, didn't you get exclusivity? I presume you would own it in that case, and he wouldn't be able to loan it out to anyone else.

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HelmetConcepts is another one who uses Darth Brooks' template without credit, I believe. He also charges for designs using NFL players. I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume he doesn't have NFLPA approval.

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Saw this today on Behance & thought it looked familiar. https://www.behance.net/gallery/27966807/ROYAL-LIONS-FABRIANO-Identity

Royal%20Lions.png

Royal%20Lions2.png

Monarchs.png

Looks like that dude may be making some serious cash off of it:

https://www.facebook.com/royallionsfabriano

http://www.asdroyallions.com/

I absolutely love Fraser's lion logo. That's always been one of my favorite logos -- not only from him, but in general.

Every little "tweak" they did to differentiate it from Fraser's just made it look worse.

Also, it appears that the Behance page has been taken down.

Fraser's work must get stolen every week. we constantly see examples of this kind of thing. most of the time it's not worth making a court case about. i don't know if this would be one of those times or not either, but if merchandise is being sold FD could claim all the profits the logo has generated.

I'd love to see that happen.

These Royal Lion yahoos clearly don't care about stolen logos. Check out the logo they have on their uniforms (just above the ball).

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So I have something to add to this page. Something that none of you probably know, but I own a business that sells custom Nike Elite socks. My business/brand is WizardSocks as you'll see. I design all of the socks myself and then sell them as obvious as that sounds. 

 

But recently I noticed that another seller has completely stolen my "Ice Cream" design and is now selling it. There have been people who have ripped off my designs before but this one is actually exactly the same. I'm not sure what I can do about it, if there even is anything that I could do about this. It also doesn't help that he is selling these on Mercari, which is an app like eBay, I've complained to Mercari multiple times about counterfeit products and they seem to not even car so I doubt they will do anything about this. 

 

Anyway, here is my design (that I have been selling for a year) on the top, and their stolen design is on the bottom.  

 

Mine: 

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The stolen work:

 

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On 2/8/2016 at 1:32 PM, STL_ArchMadness said:

So I have something to add to this page. Something that none of you probably know, but I own a business that sells custom Nike Elite socks. My business/brand is WizardSocks as you'll see. I design all of the socks myself and then sell them as obvious as that sounds. 

 

But recently I noticed that another seller has completely stolen my "Ice Cream" design and is now selling it. There have been people who have ripped off my designs before but this one is actually exactly the same. I'm not sure what I can do about it, if there even is anything that I could do about this. It also doesn't help that he is selling these on Mercari, which is an app like eBay, I've complained to Mercari multiple times about counterfeit products and they seem to not even car so I doubt they will do anything about this. 

 

Anyway, here is my design (that I have been selling for a year) on the top, and their stolen design is on the bottom.  

 

Mine: 

xizn6C.png 

The stolen work:

 

XCV5Es.png

What a scumbag thing to do makes me sad 

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On 2/9/2016 at 5:13 PM, SiLeNt WaVe said:

Correct me if I'm wrong (by that I mean if the author of the Behance project is the artist from iStockphoto) but isn't this a little fishy?

 

https://www.behance.net/gallery/25370573/BE4RE-Club

 

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Image from iStockphoto (http://www.istockphoto.com/vector/wolverine-gm165640734-8815681?st=8a8729c)

 

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I'm not sold on this being "stolen," he could have simply bought the rights to the image. It's a stock resource.

 

ArchMadness, however, is more along the lines of thievery. If he can prove first rights, he might have a viable case in court, should he pursue it.

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On 2/8/2016 at 2:32 PM, STL_ArchMadness said:

So I have something to add to this page. Something that none of you probably know, but I own a business that sells custom Nike Elite socks. My business/brand is WizardSocks as you'll see. I design all of the socks myself and then sell them as obvious as that sounds. 

 

But recently I noticed that another seller has completely stolen my "Ice Cream" design and is now selling it. There have been people who have ripped off my designs before but this one is actually exactly the same. I'm not sure what I can do about it, if there even is anything that I could do about this. It also doesn't help that he is selling these on Mercari, which is an app like eBay, I've complained to Mercari multiple times about counterfeit products and they seem to not even car so I doubt they will do anything about this. 

 

Would be worth consulting a lawyer about.  At the very least, I'd send them a cease & desist.  It won't get you damages, but it'll at least make them cut it out.

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This isn't necessarily about graphic design but would this be stealing from Nike?
 

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I saw this on Twitter. It appears that "Ridge Sports" is using Nike's Hypecool template from 2-3 years ago. It also looks like they use many patterns and fonts out of the Nike catalog. They even added their own version of "Flywire" on the collar. From the Twitter and Facebook, it looks like they're out of Europe (France) and looking at getting into Texas high schools or semi-pro teams.

 

http://www.ridge-sports.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ridgesports/

https://twitter.com/Ridge_Sports_1

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1 hour ago, mgdmhl said:

This isn't necessarily about graphic design but would this be stealing from Nike?
 

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I saw this on Twitter. It appears that "Ridge Sports" is using Nike's Hypecool template from 2-3 years ago. It also looks like they use many patterns and fonts out of the Nike catalog. They even added their own version of "Flywire" on the collar. From the Twitter and Facebook, it looks like they're out of Europe (France) and looking at getting into Texas high schools or semi-pro teams.

 

http://www.ridge-sports.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ridgesports/

https://twitter.com/Ridge_Sports_1

 

Not necessarily. I believe companies like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour contract their uniform manufacturing to third parties, who apply the corporate branding to them. I think Nike's are made by Powers Athletic, and Adidas' by Ripon Athletic. At least, they used to be; Reebok used Ripon, my guess is that Adidas would do the same.

 

These third parties might be selling their uniforms to other distributors. I've seen uniforms in Broncos templates made by many different uniform suppliers, for example.

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Hey guys, just wanted everyones input.

 

Recently I was scrolling through twitter and came across a design from a local sports apparel manufacturer in London, a previous employer of mine actually. They had made an anniversary logo for a Men's baseball league in the city that contains a skyline of London. I work for our local Junior B hockey team, the London Nationals. I designed our 2016 playoff shirt with a skyline of London along the top. The company that prints our shirts is actually Source For Sports. I had noticed they had taken part of the skyline i designed and slapped it onto the baseball logo.

 

The unfortunate part was that Source For Sports needed the .AI file sent to them, so they just copied the vector design and used it for their own use. 

 

I have attached the 2 designs. Mine is on the left, theirs is on the right. 

 

What does everyone think of this? Would I have a case here?

 

 

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3 hours ago, philcar1994 said:

Hey guys, just wanted everyones input.

 

Recently I was scrolling through twitter and came across a design from a local sports apparel manufacturer in London, a previous employer of mine actually. They had made an anniversary logo for a Men's baseball league in the city that contains a skyline of London. I work for our local Junior B hockey team, the London Nationals. I designed our 2016 playoff shirt with a skyline of London along the top. The company that prints our shirts is actually Source For Sports. I had noticed they had taken part of the skyline i designed and slapped it onto the baseball logo.

 

The unfortunate part was that Source For Sports needed the .AI file sent to them, so they just copied the vector design and used it for their own use. 

 

I have attached the 2 designs. Mine is on the left, theirs is on the right. 

 

What does everyone think of this? Would I have a case here?

 

 

STOLEN-01.jpg

 

Its definately stolen, but I don't think it's enough to challenge them on it.

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