Last updated on February 2nd, 2017
Small and medium-sized business owners often do not care about designing a unique logo and original logo for their business. They want to save money and use clip art and stock images in logo, which is also a quick way to have a company logo in place. Business owners make this mistake very often by offering their logo design job to an amateur who has no clue about copyright laws.
Downloading stock images from websites is easy but you will be facing troubles when you incorporate the image in a logo. There are many websites which allow you to download stock victor image. Business owners think that since they can download, they can use the image without any issues. But that is usually not the case and instead they come across several troubles.
Copyright issues are most frequently rise for the business owners when they reach the authorities to own such a Unique Logo. For copyrights over a logo, it is essential that its design must be unique, which means that it must not look similar to other designs and arrangement of the elements of colors, fonts, lines etc. must be unique.
Chances are that if you are using a stock vector image, it has been already used by someone elsewhere since its downloading is freely accessible to all. This implies that your logo is no longer unique. Moreover, spotting stock vectors in logos is pretty easy as they have familiar shapes such as silhouettes and globes.
So, if you wish to own copyright on your logo, it would be wise to hire a professional designer who understand the importance of unique logo. When crowdsourcing your logo project, make sure that the designers create a unique logo and you have no problem in acquiring the rights.
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