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Guest kwietiel

Hello,

I had a quick question. Assuming I designed a logo from scratch and the client accepts it/likes it, should I/am I required to run the logo through a trademark search engine to check if it is available, or does the responsibility fall on the client?

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Hello,

I had a quick question. Assuming I designed a logo from scratch and the client accepts it/likes it, should I/am I required to run the logo through a trademark search engine to check if it is available, or does the responsibility fall on the client?

Assuming I designed a logo from scratch

If the logo is original, it won’t be found o a trademark search engine. If you promise original work, it is your responsibility to be sure it is 100% original. The client will probably want to check to be sure, but they shouldn’t have to. If I was a buyer promised an original design and I checked it and found it it was available through a search engine, I would report the seller to Fiverr and ask for a refund.

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Guest kwietiel

If you created the logo from scratch then why would there be a copyright issue?

I design minimalist logos, so there is a chance that by pure coincidence the geometric design I create might have been designed before.

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Guest kwietiel

Since a logo is the visual entity signifying an organization, logo design is an important area of graphic design. Therefore, the design of logos and their incorporation in a visual identity system is one of the most difficult and important areas of graphic design.

I understand that, I have designed logos for quite a few clients so far. However, my question is more about whether I am responsible to verify the originality of the logo.

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Guest kwietiel

Assuming I designed a logo from scratch

If the logo is original, it won’t be found o a trademark search engine. If you promise original work, it is your responsibility to be sure it is 100% original. The client will probably want to check to be sure, but they shouldn’t have to. If I was a buyer promised an original design and I checked it and found it it was available through a search engine, I would report the seller to Fiverr and ask for a refund.

Nowhere on my gig do I advertise original logos, although I try my hardest to make them so. However, the issue is that I design minimalist logos, and I can imagine that there is a chance that a logo I design could be coincidentally similar to another’s.

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Guest kwietiel

Quick update: I added to my gig’s FAQ that I do not run logos through the trademark search, and that I will redesign the logo free of charge if it is found to be similar to another’s. Is this sufficient to protect me from liability in the case it happens?

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Guest kwietiel

Also, related question: if a client specifically requests I design a logo that violates copyright, even after I explain the issue and fully warn the client of the copyright violation, should I design the logo/am I free of liability?

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Guest merciavideo

Also, related question: if a client specifically requests I design a logo that violates copyright, even after I explain the issue and fully warn the client of the copyright violation, should I design the logo/am I free of liability?

should I design the logo/am I free of liability?

No. Paraphrased from the ToS page:

Fiverr Customer Support will cancel orders based on, but not limited to, the following reasons:

* Users supplied or included copyright/trademark infringing materials as part of the Buyer requirements or the seller’s delivery.

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Guest uxreview

I design minimalist logos, so there is a chance that by pure coincidence the geometric design I create might have been designed before.

You should minimize that chance and as others have said it, you are reponsible for the copyright.

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