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I came across this design on 99desings (Logo design contest | Rain 6 needs a new logo | Entries | 99designs). As I was looking through the entries I found several that would fit my logo PERFECTLY. Would it be copyright infringement on Rain 6's chosen design if I were to contact and purchase one of the losing designers designs? While I wont be using the final design chosen I am worried that since they are all so similar to the final chosen design that I might run into issues. Thoughts?
 

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Are you referring to the spread wings concept? The concept has been around for a while, kind of played out if you ask me. But certainly rain 6 isn't the first or only one to use it (Just google 'spread wing logos').

Once a designers idea has been rejected, I'm pretty sure he has the right to take it and use if for whatever he wants, including selling it to you. I would certainly stay away from using the same font that Rain chooses.
 

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Are you referring to the spread wings concept? The concept has been around for a while, kind of played out if you ask me. But certainly rain 6 isn't the first or only one to use it (Just google 'spread wing logos').

Once a designers idea has been rejected, I'm pretty sure he has the right to take it and use if for whatever he wants, including selling it to you. I would certainly stay away from using the same font that Rain chooses.
Im not worried about using the winged idea in general, mostly worried that the designs on there with wings are so close to the design they chose. The font would probably be one of the only things I change other than removing the stars and adding one symbol.
 

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Since the contest starter is using the design as a logo, the issue would be trademark infringement, not copyright. The wings can't be owned as IP. So if you are using a similar concept with a different brand name, then it's probably ok. But it would be important to compare the final version of your design/logo with the version being used by the contest starter. I wouldn't worry too much about the versions that weren't chosen. They are not being used in commerce, so the creator's legal rights are minimal.
 
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