Question about logo design.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by definitive, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    Say I'm making a logo for a company, and I'd like to find out if someone else used this idea before (if the companies are named similarly). Would there be a way for me to check? I know about brandsoftheworld site, but I doubt that it has all of the logos on there..
     
  2. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    Brands of the World would be a good starting point, google, BrandChannel, logopond, logolounge, etc...

    It really depends on the type of company and the usage, so research otherwise you might end up copying or having a similar concept...
     
  3. mattyuk macrumors 6502

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    I think there was a quote from Saul Bass, I cant remember to be honest - but it said,

    'Always design a logo with distance in mind. A good design stands up when you're either 1 eye away or 100 yards away.'
     
  4. THX1139 macrumors 68000

    THX1139

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    Nice quote, but it doesn't have anything to do with the question that was asked.

    To know for certain that a logo is original and not infringing is to pay a professional for a trademark search.
     
  5. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    Generally that's what any professional designer would do, however I think the context of the question was in the free variety.
     

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