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UKIP’s new logo is uncomfortably similar to BPP’s

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Law school will be thrilled — and not short of access to trademark advice

Image via Twitter (@PeterReeve)

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.

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:

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46 Comments

Anonymous

Not sure if this is supposed to be funny. Trying a bit too hard with this one Tommy.

Anonymous

Don’t come to LC and expect anything that’s actually humorous

Henry Crun

NEWSFLASH!

BPP’s acronym is uncomfortably similar to BNP’s!!!

Anonymous

REACH!

S Club 7

For the stars!

Anonymous

Tom just wants to take pride in his work, but he’d be lion if any of his mane stories were at all amusing. He’s mainly just a copycat.

Anonymous

I roared with laughter at this comment.

Anonymous

Tom’s gags are pretty bad, he must Mufasa if he wants to keep up

Anonymous

I’m not very Simba-thetic to Tom since most of his stories are toothless. He’s a bit of a cheetah when he nicks them from elsewhere.

Anonymous

Don’t be so harsh. This article made me paws for thought.

Corbyn. Symphathiser

Lions.

Corbyn. Sympathiser

Lions.

Corbyn. Sympathiser

Lions.

Corbyn. Sympathiser

Three Lions!

Corbyn. Sympathiser

Lions.

Corbyn. Sympathiser

Pretty shoddy imitation of Corbyn. Sympathiser, I am

Anonymous

So pathetic it’s worthy of being locked in a psych ward

Anonymous

There’s just one little problem with this story. The UKIP and BPP logos do not look alike.

Apart from that the article’s bang on the money.

Anonymous

True. But it’s a slow news day and Tom had to write something, anything before Alex would release him from the LC Gimp cage for the weekend.

Anonymous

“UKIP’s new logo uncomfortably similar …”
The only thing that’s uncomfortable is how rubbish this story is!

Air Hair Lair

It reminds me more of the Disney classic ‘the Lying King’, v appropriate to their previous leaders.

I notice the new leader has some Russian connections, just like Arron Banks

Tommy

Tommy see lion face everywhere.
Tommy like lion.

Tommy

Tommy go zoo, see lion.
Tommy think zoo lion look like BPP lion.
Tommy like lion.

Anonymous

If you are on this side of the Atlantic it is ‘trade mark’, not ‘trademark’.

IP lawyer

I can see why Tom failed to get a training contract anywhere – BPP and UKIP’s logo are not similar enough for this to have any legal weight whatsoever. You’d be ridiculed if you tried to present this case to a partner.

Anonymous

Tom would be laughed out of court. But at least, for once in his life, he’d get a laugh.

Anonymous

UKIP gonna sue Legal Cheek for this?!

Anonymous

So judging from the comments it seems that the consensus is that this story is neither funny or accurate. It just exists.

Anonymous

Standard LC article then.

Anonymous

Why do they even write content? It’s either a load of rubbish or copied from somewhere else!

Anonymous

Why do you even write comments?

Anonymous

Why do you?

Anonymous

Why do you?

Anonymous

Why don’t you?

Proelia

An utter weapons grade helmet of an article.

Numpty #2

I wish UKIP would stop lion to the British people…

Anonymous

Quite a fascistic new image, non?

Anonymous

This story is as weak as UKIP

Anonymous

BPP “declined to comment on today’s news”.
Because they realised it was a complete non-story, you muppet

Anonymous

I see LC have marked this under a category “LOL”.
Cringe.

Anonymous

BPP would have zero chance with this claim.
Legal Cheek – Stick to the day job of cat memes. Let the lawyers get on with the law.

Anonymous

From an IP perspective, the logos are not all similar

Anonymous

Boooooring

Anonymous

Nope. Logos aren’t similar, you should have gone to SpecSavers

Get me a lion bar

I hear Irwin Mitchell are accordingly thinking of incorporating the lion logo into their brand, in order to attract as many people as possible post brexit.

Anonymous

Contender for most rubbish story ever

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