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em es
December 2nd, 2006, 08:39 PM
I was surfing around the net today and I came upon a site which rather caught my eye because it has a very similar logo to the Ubuntu one.

It's a green Ubuntu logo with a 3D look to it.

I just wanted to point it out, I mean the Ubuntu symbol isn't that commonly used, is it?

The site is called http://sonosonic.com/catalog/index.php. It belongs to a German company called sonosonic which sells general hardware. You will see the logo on the top left.

Engnome
December 2nd, 2006, 09:11 PM
First I thought that you were freaking out at some logo where ppl stand in a circle holding hands. (see the msn spaces thread) But this is alot closer. The big question is who was first? I sure hope it is Canocial and not that company. Who will sue who?

smoker
December 2nd, 2006, 09:16 PM
why does someone always have to sue? isn't imitation the greatest form of flattery?

shining
December 2nd, 2006, 10:12 PM
why does someone always have to sue? isn't imitation the greatest form of flattery?

Good questions, I'm curious as well.

em es
December 3rd, 2006, 12:02 AM
I don't want anybody to sue each other. I just thought it's curious.

IYY
December 3rd, 2006, 12:09 AM
This is not just a similar logo. They took an existing 3D Ubuntu logo and changed the hue in Gimp/photoshop. This is illegal.

Engnome
December 3rd, 2006, 12:16 AM
why does someone always have to sue? isn't imitation the greatest form of flattery?

I was being a little sarcastic. Swedes like to make fun of americans suing each other over trivial things. I sure wasn't hoping for this to go to court or anything. However some action is in order, the copying company must stop.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:ju5XdDIsHkz2-M:http://schokokeks.org/~stefan/grafik/ubuntu-logo.pnghttp://sonosonic.com/catalog/images/m01.gif

To similar.


http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:zumpbmEXgs2HXM:http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/529/foo5ej.jpg

This one isn't even close in comparison and still some people got mad at it.

Polygon
December 3rd, 2006, 12:41 AM
yeah it does look like they just jacked the ubuntu logo and changed the colors.

That ms one is very similar, but at least they had the balls to actually change the design.

should someone contact Canonical about this?

Wallakoala
December 3rd, 2006, 12:45 AM
I think someone on this forum made that 3d ubuntu logo. I am using in my avatar. Why can't people make their own logos nowadays?

dbbolton
December 3rd, 2006, 12:48 AM
That ms one is very similar, but at least they had the balls to actually change the design.

:)

Beamerboy
December 3rd, 2006, 12:49 AM
I can't see some small german hardware shop being a danger to Canonical. Seems silly to sue their asses off over a graphic. However, I am sure it will happen, because sadly that's the type of world we live in.

Paladine

GStubbs43
December 3rd, 2006, 01:20 AM
So far there have been threads about the MSN Spaces logo:http://static.flickr.com/12/93255147_03aed74e1b.jpg
The Human Rights First logo:http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/images/hrf/home_brand.gif
The msa logo: http://www.funtoo.org/drobbins/blog/uploaded_images/zounds-786719.png (http://www.funtoo.org/drobbins/blog/uploaded_images/zounds-786719.png)
Sonosonic: http://sonosonic.com/catalog/images/m01.gif
and even 9th century monks! (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=171747)
Personally, I think The "Human Rights First" and the "Sonosonic" Ones are the most alike to the Ubuntu one.

IYY
December 3rd, 2006, 01:44 AM
Nobody is going to sue anyone, but these Sonosonic guys will have to change their logo.