Orignality in Logo Design
The best way, theoretically, to protect against all of these situations is some sort of global database of trademarked identities which can be matched automatically with algorithms. I believe, but am not sure, that the USPTO may have something like this either set up or in the works, but if a system like this could be perfected, we’d all feel a lot safer with our creations. It would catch a lot of ripoffs during the trademarking stage, but it would also be a great tool with which designers could “check” their work before even submitting it to a client.
That would be nice.
Related to my logo rip-off post.
Hat tip: some guy's blog I can't read and Google can't translate, but he linked to me, and that's how I found his post.