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Changing Apple Logo = OKAY!?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    So lets say you take the Apple logo, you change the type of the bite (so you see the teeth marks), and you make the leaf bigger, remove it, reflect it, what ever...

    Does that become an original logo?
     
  2. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    I don't know how a court would rule but apple would certainly have no problems coming after you. They sued a school in Canada for using the logo below and the school ended up bowing to the pressure and changing their logo:
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    I know... looks nothing like the apple logo does it?
     
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  3. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Isn't it a complete waste of money suing a school over a apple style logo,and results in bad PR?
     
  4. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Apple does what apple wants and the fanboys will never leave.
     
  5. littlemous

    littlemous Newbie

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    You got that right, but if you copyright everything what will left in a few years?
     
  6. LVScott

    LVScott Registered Member

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    Ya dont even try it, a friend has a business related to mac and tried it. N
     
  7. nYXem

    nYXem Power Member

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    Replace the apple with a mango and keep everything else intact :p
     
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    you should be okay if it's not in the "tech/IT" space. But why not just change the shape of the apple more so it's not similar...

    Oh and lose the "TM" Trade Mark = Totally Meaningless - have you paid for the rights to solely use this logo?
     
  9. jamunkala

    jamunkala Regular Member

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    replace apple with boob, wait..

    think something new.
     
  10. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    You could always claim it's a rare, unknown fruit resembling an apple.
     
  11. mark27

    mark27 Regular Member

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    Apple has about 100,000,000,000 in extra cash lying around right now, so they can afford more lawyers than you.
     
  12. zero-day

    zero-day Regular Member

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    Apple is changing it's logo already, sorry.

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