Should I change my logo?

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Hi Warriors,

They say my website logo is similar to paypal.
I have no intention to copy their logo.

I just prefer to have a dark blue color logo and happen to make a similarity.
Will this lead to a copyright complaint?

By the way, my website is paypoy.com
#change #logo
  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    If it looks similar to paypal and you have a VERY similar name, I would think it best to change it!!
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    PayPal is not someone that you want to deal with or get on their bad side, especially their legal team.

    If you even have to ask this question, its best advised to change your logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    1. The name is similar to PayPal
    2. The logo looks like a replica of PayPal's logo
    3. The logo is VERY unprofessional. See the footer.

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  • Profile picture of the author Aussie Edwin
    I just had a look and I agree with the other warriors that yes you definatly should change the logo.

    When you said "they said it is like paypal" who were they?

    If you were meaning paypal have told you then I am also a bit surprised they have not come out all guns blazing saying the domain is to similar also.

    Sure it might be a pain to change your logo but just like a house a fresh update can do wonders

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author chumpschimps
      Originally Posted by Aussie Edwin View Post


      When you said "they said it is like paypal" who were they?
      I wondered who 'they' were as well.

      I also agree with what's been said so far and think you should change the logo too.
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      • Profile picture of the author mytoy78
        Originally Posted by chumpschimps View Post

        I wondered who 'they' were as well.

        I also agree with what's been said so far and think you should change the logo too.

        It's rather academic as I think you have no option BUT to change your logo...

        However, I'm also interested in who suggested that you change your logo.
        Picking on Paypal is like picking on the hardest kid in the playground and expecting to get away with it.

        They will eat you alive....

        I also agree with an earlier comment, that your logo sets you up to look

        a) spammy
        b) Fraudulent

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  • Profile picture of the author mrdanilodiaz
    Thanks,
    I decided to change my logo asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author brunom
    Yes, change it to avoid any issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author chewmike
    In my opinion you should change the logo due to the reasons that some warriors had given earlier:
    1) The logo is not professionally created
    2) It's similar to PayPal
    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author elrascal
    hey, just checked out your landing page and there is a lot of broken english in the copy. You might want to get a native English speaker to edit it for you. I think it might help improve your conversion rate if you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mctavish
    I'll design a new logo for your website for $5-$7 dollars.if you are interested ,please let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deekodesk
    Well, no doubt it looks similar to that of PayPal's logo but on the other hand it looks faded in the footer. so, i would suggest that you should change your logo plus need to work on the site design too to make it looks good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    There is no question - the logo needs changed and as soon as you can. I don't know why you used one that is so similar to Paypal in the first place when you also have a similar name!
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  • Profile picture of the author bilzz
    Yes i think its better to change your logo-it looks very similar if your compare paypal logo and also you select same color in your logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Sorry but I'd even change the name. Pay Poy is a dog of a name to pronounce. Pay Boy sounds so much easier but "poy" yuck.

    Well done on taking action we all make mistakes but perhaps try and think of a new name and one that isn't so close to PayPal.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoverGraphix
    Since your name is so similar to PayPal (only 2 letters different), and your colors are so similar, I think they would have a case for a complaint under brand identity confusion.

    The logo in your footer was resized poorly, is jagged, pixelated and looks like you designed it on a white background but did not know how to cleanly remove the background so it left a rough white outline around 80% of the text.

    Good luck on your new graphic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    I have no intention to copy their logo.

    I just prefer to have a dark blue color logo and happen to make a similarity.
    You don't want to copy their logo but you want it similar?

    The problem is that, with trademarks, confusingly similar is an issue. So, you do not want your logo confusingly similar to PayPal's logo. You want it completely different, especially with the name being so similar.

    But, as others have suggested, I would change the logo and the name. Both are asking for trouble.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I think you should change it all. That site is less than a month old and it is clearly a poor copy of paypal in name and logo.

      Whoever "they" are - they are right.
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      • Not long after PayPal first emerged on the scene, scammers and phishers tried to rip off people by sending out genuine-looking emails in which the links were to paypai.com instead of paypal. Or using paypal as a subdomain.

        You don't just have a potential legal battle on your hands, you have a huge credibility issue with site visitors.

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    They say my website logo is similar to paypal.
    I have no intention to copy their logo.

    I just prefer to have a dark blue color logo and happen to make a similarity.
    Will this lead to a copyright complaint?

    By the way, my website is paypoy.com
    How much more similar could it get? I think could get into trouble both for the name and the logo.

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  • Profile picture of the author Souldja
    Yes, like others said, change it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Too similar to Paypal in every day. I would not use it and take it down. You have been warned
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  • Profile picture of the author imkevintan
    I think you should have the answer by now. Yes, you definitely wanna change your logo to avoid any unnecessary issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Good Idea Bro. That would of got you in a lot of trouble with paypal. They own ecommerce in every since of the word. It would not be a good idea to go in legal battle with them and Im no lawyer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mctavish
    Dude sorry for not replying for ur PM ..just send a PM with ur e-mail ..i'm new here and i cant reply for your msg until i post more than 15 or something..so let me knw your e- mail and i'l make the job easy .
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidTT
    lollllll no offense but it does look like one of those fake brands you find around.

    Kinda reminds me of the Adibas or NIKF t-shirts I saw.

    seriously tho, I think you should really change it.
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