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September 8, 2012
1:25 pm
SasQuatch9585
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Just browsing around the internet for a new computer and reviews and I stumbled on this website for a company called Futuremark.

Here's their logo:

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Does anyone know anything about this?

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September 8, 2012
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DutchessOfNill
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I think there was a comment a few months ago (?) in the forum about other logos that mirrored that of CoBM.

Are these copyrighted?

September 9, 2012
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The was a thread with a few examples of the CoBM logo being used by others, i'll have a dig for it.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
September 9, 2012
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The one i fouind is here http://uscobm.com/forum/genera…..-familiar/

Which only mentions Futuremark by name. Having done a little research it seems a trademark can be held by separate companies as long as they are not in the same area of business. So using 'golden arches' on your food shop is not ok, but on a computer business ok?

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
September 9, 2012
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Yes, apparently that makes a lot of sense, right? 

I'm not sure if you can really copyright a logo. You just get known for it so well that no one can look at it differently?

September 10, 2012
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Logos can be registered trademarks, and once trademarked, no one else can use it.  That's what the R in the circle and the "TM" means.  When you see that next to a company logo it means it's a registered trademark, and is protected under laws similar to copyright laws.

I'm not sure what the details are as far as industries (i.e. the golden arches example), but I don't really find any humor in this.

I know that copyright laws protect creative content from the moment it's created.  If a person writes a story or draws a picture they own it the moment it is created.  There is no need to have a registered copyright in order to protect the content.  There are benefits to having a registered copyright, but as long as you can prove in court when you created it, it's yours.

I've not done enough research on the subject to know how disputes of plagiarism are settled, but I think I'll do some research on this issue.

Does anyone know when our logo was created/adopted and whether it was ever registered?

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September 10, 2012
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Made a comment on Futuremark's facebook page pointing out the obvious similarity and wondering who they are.  They claim to have been using the logo since 1998.  They further claim the CoBM was founded in 2000, so they are "calling first on the logo design."

Also read this article on the Huffington Post which details the case of a North Carolina high school student who was suspended more than once for wearing a nostril piercing.  In the text of the article, which was written in September 2010, they say the church was "started about two years ago, after adopting the name of a similar group that had been dormant for several years."

I wasn't aware of this.  I've been searching the internet for information about the CoBM's history but haven't found much yet.

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September 10, 2012
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It seems like they were in first then! There are some differences in their logo though.

Let's wait for the law suit!Confused

 

The Huffington post article isn't quite accurate. The CoBM was started in 2000 and has undergone a series of changes. The current administration and most ministers began in 2008, after the previous administration had let things lapse.Because it had been a bit chaotic with the admin before past minsters were invited to reapply should they wish to continue.

Since then things have been more organised and official status gained, but it's not a new group.

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September 10, 2012
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Thank you for explaining trademark vs copyright, Sasquatch.

 

As far as the logo issue goes…  Oh golly Frown .

September 15, 2012
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Oakbear said

Since then things have been more organised and official status gained, but it's not a new group.

This is correct. In no way is what we currently know of as the CoBM any sort of branch off of what Steve Haworth and others created over a decade ago. This is the same church, always has been. I still have hand-written summaries of some of the very first CoBM meetings.

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September 15, 2012
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I just did some very informal research via http://wayback.archive.org. The first reference I saw to the logo on the CoBM site is Oct 22, 2002. The earliest I can find it on their site is Jan 24, 2003. I know the CoBM used the logo before that time, and maybe they did, too. No real way to know who used it first without doing some serious research. Obviously using a logo on a website doesn't dictate when the logo was actually first used by a company, if that makes sense.

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