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So this has been brought to my attention! I have ONLY posted watermarked versions of this logo on here and Dribbble. The team's GM is giving me a call later today to discuss what we can do. He said he was "blindsided" by this last week.

 

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1 hour ago, hettinger_rl said:

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So this has been brought to my attention! I have ONLY posted watermarked versions of this logo on here and Dribbble. The team's GM is giving me a call later today to discuss what we can do. He said he was "blindsided" by this last week.

 

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Talked to the GM and he agreed to stop using the image and was very apologetic. Turns out he was given the rights by someone else that claimed it was his intellectual property, so he got screwed too. Bad situation all around but they did the right thing in getting a hold of me.

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9 hours ago, hettinger_rl said:

Talked to the GM and he agreed to stop using the image and was very apologetic. Turns out he was given the rights by someone else that claimed it was his intellectual property, so he got screwed too. Bad situation all around but they did the right thing in getting a hold of me.

That is great. Happy ending for the design world. Too bad you couldn't make a little cash off it! Hastings Walleye is a great name for the area. Your color choices and contrast are way better though. Hate what they did with the black/white double outline.

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10 hours ago, hettinger_rl said:

Talked to the GM and he agreed to stop using the image and was very apologetic. Turns out he was given the rights by someone else that claimed it was his intellectual property, so he got screwed too. Bad situation all around but they did the right thing in getting a hold of me.

 

Are you able to take it further and find out the person who gave the team the rights?

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On 5/24/2018 at 12:53 PM, hettinger_rl said:

Talked to the GM and he agreed to stop using the image and was very apologetic. Turns out he was given the rights by someone else that claimed it was his intellectual property, so he got screwed too. Bad situation all around but they did the right thing in getting a hold of me.

The GM re-contacted me and decided to go ahead and purchase the rights to the logo. A top notch guy who did the right thing for his organization.

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2 hours ago, hettinger_rl said:

The GM re-contacted me and decided to go ahead and purchase the rights to the logo. A top notch guy who did the right thing for his organization.

Congrats! I would definitely look at strengthening your watermark after this. Looking at the examples you posted in this thread, it looks pretty easy to scrub it off in Photoshop or Illustrator, which someone obviously already did. I hope it's the last time you have to deal with anything like this!

 

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23 hours ago, Htown1141 said:

saw this in an sbnation video, i think I've seen this mavs logo on the boards or something

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This looks like more of a situation where an intern, or whoever made the video just did a google search for the logo, and didn't know that this wasn't the real logo. Happens all the time.

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4 hours ago, Lafarge said:

This looks like more of a situation where an intern, or whoever made the video just did a google search for the logo, and didn't know that this wasn't the real logo. Happens all the time.

that's what I thought, just a thing I picked up on

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On 11/2/2018 at 7:54 AM, hettinger_rl said:

Check this site out https://supportblackcolleges.org/collections/all make sure they don't have any of your work on here. The lifted some of mine without even trying to change things. The legal team of the shopping site https://www.shopify.com/legal seems to be supportive so far.

 

"Support Black Colleges..." by buying my illegally produced merchandise, none of which actually provides any financial benefit to a Historically Black College or University.  

 

 

 

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