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Clever Logo Design – Goodwill Logo

Goodwill is a non-profit organization that provides job training, employment assistance and other services to people who have disabilities, inadequate education or job experience, or those who are unable to find employment. The organization’s history dates back to 1902. Goodwill has a network of several hundred independent community-based organizations providing support to nearly 2 million

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Buyer Beware: The Legal And Business Risks of $99 Logo Stores

You have alternatives when purchasing a logo for your business. If you’re comfortable picking from several concept designs, you could work with a local designer or work remotely with a designer like Graham Smith (imjustcreative), an accomplished freelance logo and identity designer based in the United Kingdom. You could crowdsource your logo design project on

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Clever Logo Design: The Big Ten Logo

The Big Ten is an athletic conference that is currently made up of eleven (used to be 10) colleges located mainly in the Midwestern United States. Background on the Big Ten: In 1895, the oldest Division 1 athletic conference was established. They called it the Big 10. For almost 100 years, the Big Ten was

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Logo Design – FedEx Logo

Today’s post was guest written by Marc Köhlbrugge. Marc started out as a freelance designer. Since 2009, Marc has co-founded two internet start-ups – PressDoc and *openmargin. FedEx is company operating all over the world, but if by any chance you haven’t heard about them before, here’s the quick run-down from Wikipedia: “FedEx is a

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Small Business Legal Issues: Trade Names, Logos and Trademarks

What is a Trademark? Trademark law prevents businesses from operating under names – or using logos – that are likely to be mistaken for the name of an existing competitor. For example, the company name Apple is protected under trademark law, preventing others from selling products using that name. For a more complete definition, here’s

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Logo Design: EIGHTY20 Logo

EIGHTY20 is a consulting company based in South Africa. EIGHTY20 focuses on financial modeling, providing businesses, marketers, policy makers and developmental organizations with strategic and actionable insights from data. Background on the name EIGHTY20: EIGHTY20’s about page offers a useful explanation about the origin of its name: Eighty20 consulting is named after the 80:20 rule.

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Logo Design Tutorial – The Qlicks Logo Design

Dirk Leys,  who lives and works in The Netherlands, put together a great tutorial showing how he designed a logo for Qlicks. Dirk kindly allowed us to republish his excellent tutorial. The process of designing a logo differs from designer to designer. I’ll explain here how I handle the logo designs for my clients. The logo

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Nike Logo Design – $35 Well Spent

Nike and its “Swoosh” logo, is one of the world’s most recognized brands. It was created in 1971 by Carolyn Davidson, a graphic design student at Portland State University. Ms. Davidson was doing freelance design work for Phil Knight’s company, Blue Ribbon Sports. Mr. Knight, who was teaching an accounting class at Portland State University,

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Can Creative Commons Licensed Works Be Used For Logo Design?

In the past, we’ve discussed why it’s unlawful to use stock images, including royalty-free stock, for logo design. If you don’t have rights to your design (because you are using an image and this is not legally allowed), you harm the client, yourself, crowdSPRING, and our entire community. Such action not only violates crowdSPRING’s standards

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Protecting Your Logo Design And Other Creative Works

The Internet has changed our lives. It has also made it easier to copy, distribute and profit from someone else’s creativity. Although people know that taking someone’s iPOD without permission is theft, many people forget that taking a custom logo design, article, graphic, design, illustration or photograph found on the Internet, without the permission of the

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