Thursday, April 14, 2011
Copyright infringement Friday!!
I had dinner with a friend last night who works in the patent office. I told him I didn't think much of intellectual property, although he's fine by me.
However, this seems like a pretty glaring case of what the ancient Greeks called "logos copycattus."
When I saw the logo for Ragan.com, I knew I had seen it somewhere before. After some sleuthing, I found it bared an incredible similarity to Reason Magazine's logo. Both have an "r" in reverse text in the bottom-right part of a colored box. Both are in Helvetica, and have the ".com" in lighter text than the name.
If there are any budding lawyers out there, go git 'em!