Law school will be thrilled — and not short of access to trademark advice
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has proudly unveiled its new logo at its annual conference in Torquay, Devon, today — but it may already look familiar to law students.
The eye-catching design, which apparently received a roar of approval from conference-going UKIPers, features the words “UKIP FOR THE NATION” alongside a purple lion’s head.
Given that the lion is regarded as a national symbol of England, it may be a fitting choice for UKIP. However, one Twitter-goer was quick to point out the similarities between UKIP’s new design and BPP Law School’s current logo.
Hey, UKIP. BPP University want their their logo back.
— Innocent Loverboy (@innocentlb) September 29, 2017
So, lets compare the two (for the avoidance of doubt, BPP’s is on the right):
BPP adopted its shield-shaped lion head logo in 2011 as part of a business-wide rebrand. It declined to comment on today’s news.
UKIP’s new design option has also apparently upset football bigwigs at the Premier League, whose logo features a purple lion’s head. The league is understood to be “consulting” its lawyers, according to a report in The Mirror.
Many on Twitter too noted the similarities between the political party’s design and the Premier League’s logo:
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 29, 2017
UKIP are ripping off the Premier League for their new logo 😂
— Laurie Hanna (@LaurieHanna) September 29, 2017
Please please please please please please please let Ukip voters choose the Premier League logo https://t.co/SqSlenjbt6
— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) September 29, 2017
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