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Say you have a logo with only a couple of lines in it. What if someone were to adjust the lines a little bit and say they made the design. How could you stop someone from doing this?
 

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Add the letters TM on the logo. You are permitted to do that without actually registering the trademark. Note the date you started using it. If an issue arises, you can show the date. If the other company registers it, your probably going to have to change it. If there is any difference in the designs the grey fog arises. May the man with the be$t lawyer win. In other words, don't mess with the big boys out there. They can definately afford it. There are catagories for trademarks so they would also have to be in the same industry. Stop worrying and cook up some designs.
 

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lostwages said:
Say you have a logo with only a couple of lines in it. What if someone were to adjust the lines a little bit and say they made the design. How could you stop someone from doing this?
It would depend on if you have your logo trademarked.

If you have a trademark and a lawyer, you could have your lawyer send a cease and desist letter if there is a strong likeness between the two designs.

It might come down to a judges decision on whether or not a customer is likely to be confused that the changed design is related to the trademark.

If you don't have a trademark or copyright, then it will be much harder to do anything.
 
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