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11

Copycat logo busted in recored time


The Original

Client: Bustan Al Wataniya

Agency: Paragon Marketing Communications

Designer: Konstantin Assenov

Country: Kuwait

Uploaded to logopond on: 4th of September, 2011.

Source: http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/145868

The Copycat

Client: byte.at Media Gmbh

Designer: Unknown

Country: Unknown

Uploaded to logopond on: 14th of September, 2011.

Source: http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/146826

In the age of the internet it took someone 10 days to copy our work but it only took us 2 hours to find out.

Lets put the facts into perspective, The Bustan Al Wataniya logo was created by Mr. Konstantin Assenov, a well respected professional who holds a MA (Masters of Arts) degree from the university of Sofia (Bulgaria), a Paragon team member who has won several local, regional and international creativity awards, Mr. Konstantin work is featured in several international books on advertising, graphic design and corporate identity. More importantly is the fact that the Bustan Al Wataniya logo  has been approved (and paid) by the client and has actually been published and registered legally in Kuwait and GCC countries while the copycat (uploaded 10 days after the original) is a “unused proposal”!!! and so are  most of his/her logos.

I am not surprised to see our work stolen (it is not the first time this happens nor will it be the last) as copying is the most truthful form of admiration however I am SHOCKED that http://www.logopond.com did Nothing about this blatant plagiarism when they are supposed to be encouraging creativity they are protecting plagiarism by not taking action. I think they should remove this person entire work from the website as only God knows how many logos he has stolen and is arrogantly displaying on their site while mocking them.

NB. The Bustan Al Wataniya is only one company from a group of companies under the same holding group which commissioned Paragon Marketing Communications to design their full identity program 😉 here are some links about Mr. Konstantin and Paragon Marketing Communications to shed some additional light

Paragon Executive Creative Director judge AUK Capstone logo competition

Paragon team part of AUK Graphic Design Capstone jury

Louai Alasfahani – Paragon chief creative officer heads the judging of the Kuwait Times photography competition

Paragon featured in two more books

Four new accolades for Paragon in the 2008 – Kuwait Arab Advertising Awards

Paragon featured in four more International books

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3 Responses to “Copycat logo busted in recored time”


  1. September 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    No one emailed me. I’d appreciate it if people would their due diligence before making these types of comments about logopond. I’m one man, cant keep up with all the logos uploaded by everyone much less match up logos every single time someone copies someone else. Everyone knows I have zero tolerance for type of behavior on my site a quick email would have solved this…

  2. September 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    We know you are only one man and we respect the work you are doing single handedly. your zero tolerance policy towards copycats is highly appreciated. Please remove the copycat from logopond and black list the plagiarizer for a year. DubaI Lynx faced a similar situation and took the course of action I have recommended to you otherwise you will lose the huge respect the designers have for your fabulous work so far.


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ANUBIS was a very old god of the ancient Egyptians, universally worshipped throughout the land and became considered the gatekeeper and ruler of the underworld; the “Guardian of the veil“ he was “Lord of the Cleansing Room” and the opener of the roads of the North. “He observed the weighing of the deceased’s heart against the feather of Maat [Truth] and reported his findings to the jury of the gods.

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