[maemo-community] RFC - logo submissions

From: Quim Gil quimgil at gmail.com
Date: Mon Jul 28 23:52:03 EEST 2008
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 8:20 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
>> Andrew Flegg wrote:
>>>   #samantha - crayon person[1]:
>>>             fun and professional, energetic, agile, human.
>>> [1] http://wiki.maemo.org/Image:Maemo.org_logo_contest_samantha_1.png
>> Funny enough, I also liked Samantha's first one - but I had the
>> impression I'd seem it before somewhere...
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics
> Hmm, good spot.
>> Is this close enough that we should be worried?

I think so. Enough to discard it.

I can't see that logo without seeing Barcelona'92. Note that the logo
above was the reference one, then there were derived pictograms for
all the sports and what not:

The chances of having the same association made by users and the media
are relatively high. If we have found more than one in this small and
you list imagine in the WWW once people start blogging about it.

Note that this has nothing to do with how good the logo is and if th
author was conscious of not about the association.

> Now I've seen the Olympics one, I don't know. They're certainly very
> similar in their design concepts, although we aren't saying that
> samantha copied it - the styles are different and its a fairly
> archetypal image.
> There are two questions:
>  1) Are people going to associate the logo with the Olympics more than
>     maemo.org? (obviously, given maemo.org is fairly small scale, the absolute
>     answer is "yes"; but I mean in the subset of people who know about Maemo)
>  2) Are there trademark concerns?
> I can't answer (2), and I /didn't/ associate it with the Olympics...
> until now. Something for the judges to weigh up, perhaps, rather than
> explicitly banning it. If samantha mounted a spirited defence here, I
> could wholly back it... and that could feed into the judges' decision
> making.
> Cheers,
> Andrew
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