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Re: Look what I found in Sharper Image.........

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Its not a copyright issue guys, its a trademark issue. They could get into a legal fight if it causes consumer confusion as to the source of the goods.
 
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I hope Sharper Image or Sony files a lawsuit, because Home might not be coming out if things take effect
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I hope Sharper Image or Sony files a lawsuit, because Home might not be coming out if things take effect

Its the logo, not the product that would be subject to the suit. They could make a new logo and release it just the same. (Of course this is just an opinion and not counseling or advising.)


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I wonder if it has anything to do with a Sharper Image Space being in HOME? Sony has said time and time again that they want companies to set up spaces inside of home.
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Did it ever occur to anyone that Sharper Image may have a section of the store devoted to things to be used "in the home"? As in - little bathtubs to soak your feet in.. or pillows that conform to the shape of your face...
 
Being a graphic designer, I can tell you there are many differences.
 
It's purely coincidence that both "logos" use the generic graphical representation of the outline of a generic house. This shape is commonly used among many designs, as it is a simple, to-the-point graphical shape.
 
You can indeed trademark a shape (ex: Coca Cola Bottle contour), but i'm not sure if the outline itself could be considered trademarkable, as many already use it. The reason that these two designs could be trademarked separately is the subtle difference. The "S" inside the sharper image one gives the impression that the S stands for "Sharper", or "Sharper Image". The "I" of this abbreviation could be found at many different points in this graphic as well.
 
Also, the complete outline is different. The weight are different. Also, Look at the end points on the left, inside. One drops slightly down, one comes up to form an S.
 
Lastly, font usage plays a significant role. The font for the SI one looks like helvetica, the PS Home logo is much more rounded.
 
Long story short - neither would have a case if a suit was brought, due to the mulitple differences between them.
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default001 wrote:


Shnozzle wrote:


Fur0shus wrote:


Shnozzle wrote:
Are you kidding? Those images are nearly exactly the same. Images that similar can not be a coincedence, and I have a feeling someone infringed a copyright



EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW someone gonna get in trouble... i hope its not playstation


Lol, I doubt it would be a big company like Sony. They've been working on Home for a long time, and I have a feeling the Sharper Image icon copied Home's.



Do you sit there all day looking for something similar to what Sony has come up with to criticize them.

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Was that directed towards me, or the creator of the thread?
 
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http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/8023/38347371pa6.jpg



Pretty weird eh? The space under the sign was empty, it defiently doesn't have to do with Sony but that's close to copyright infringement if Sony did infact copyright the Home logo.

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Well, i don't see a trademark from the image you provided nor from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. no one is violating any trade marks. In any case I believe sony trademark the home logo not so long ago, which got the internet in an uproar so I don't know. Each Region/Country has different trade mark systems so if sony was violating something they would simply be asked to remove it and make their own or buy the trade mark from the original maker..

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Shnozzle wrote:


default001 wrote:


Shnozzle wrote:


Fur0shus wrote:


Shnozzle wrote:
Are you kidding? Those images are nearly exactly the same. Images that similar can not be a coincedence, and I have a feeling someone infringed a copyright



EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW someone gonna get in trouble... i hope its not playstation


Lol, I doubt it would be a big company like Sony. They've been working on Home for a long time, and I have a feeling the Sharper Image icon copied Home's.



Do you sit there all day looking for something similar to what Sony has come up with to criticize them.

BTW, Shnozzle, like my new sig? Smiley Tongue



Yeah, it's cool.
Was that directed towards me, or the creator of the thread?



No, not at you Shnozzle. The guy who created the thread.
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I have it on good authority that Sharper Image is going to be one of the 'vendors' within Home..... Stay Tuned!!
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