I thought the company logo of one of my competitors looked eerily familiar:
Given my recent travails with Qt it didn’t take long to work out why:
That is too close to be a coincidence. Eventovate was founded in 2008. Trolltech (the developers of Qt and now part of Nokia) has been using their logo as long as I can remember (>9 years?). I am guessing that Eventovate bought their logo from an unscrupulous design company and don’t realise that it is a blatant copy. I think they should ask for their money back.
The similarity is undenieable. Font type, color usage and treatment of the O.
To be fair, all either one of them has done is replace an O in their name with the power on icon…
Don’t you think the fonts and colours look rather similar as well?
Actually, the bared-O has been used by a number of companies for an on/off indicator, such as IBM’s early PC, our HP combo, and MS’ Vistas session retainer.Still, it looks like a shameless clone. Trolltech’s registration probably doesn’t include their logo, and in any event the two companies are in different markets. A fine example of CASE design (Copy And Steal Everything).
> Don’t you think the fonts and colours look rather similar as well?
Yeah, no doubt they look very much alike, it just wouldn’t surprise me if it was just a case of two rather unoriginal logos looking very similar. In either case you’re right that Eventovate should ask for their money back.
The on/off symbol has been widely used. I even considered it myself for one of my own logos.
I think this case was actually a coincidence. There are dozens of companies with the on/off symbol in their logos, and I guess some other company preceded Trolltech in using it. So maybe Trolltech copied it from someone else??
Whoa, not just the logo – the whole website was copied from http://omniture.com vs http://eventovate.com/ even exact images!
There is ni mistaking the commonality – well spotted! Perhaps they are based on the same template?
Oh JB. That is a great finding!
There is no Trolltech anymore, it is now Qt Software :) (and no logo)