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Re: Debian Logo stoled

On 30 Oct 2008, at 03:31, Joe Smith wrote:

Hello Joe,

Hello Richard,

Richard Meredith wrote:
We have sent an email into Debian and kandath earlier today as I'm
unsure how to reply to Kandath's initial post on the matter, hopefully
the mailing list will can post our comments on our behalf.

Your message has indeed reached the list.

Thanks for getting back in touch, managed to get included in the list.

We take copyright very seriously at Twist Systems, so have thoroughly gone through
all of the original inspirational files for this project to make sure that no theft
has occurred. What is evident is our clients logo development was never influenced
Fully or Partly by the Debian logo, this is the first time we have been made aware
of it's existence.

This is not surprising. Others have also created similar logos in the past completely independently.
at least one such independeantly developed logo was nearly identical to the Debian logo. It happens.

We've had work copied more times than I care to mention, so have first hand experience of the upset it can cause both to the company and the designer (myself).

We have all of the original files that were used to develop the logo's creation if they
were ever needed to be called upon for clarification.

That is a good thing to have. In this case there is almostly certainly no need to provide
any further evidence. The Logo is definately not an exact duplicate, and it is being used
for a very different market. As long as your client does not try to enter the computer or
computer software markets, there is no real chance of customer confusion. I find it very
unlikely that Pure Organic Baby Food Limited will be switching from the baby food market
to the computer or software markets in the near future, so there is no issue.

Thats good to hear Joe, I can guarantee Pure will never be getting into the computer software market!! 
If the files are ever needed then pleases get in touch I'll be more than happy to talk through our process and concepts for the customer.

Tel: 01269 823508 Web: www.twistsystems.co.uk

Joe Smith

Thanks for taking the time to reply Joe, much appreciated.

Diolch / Thanks

Richard Meredith
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