We have a forum post that identifies the Finalists as receiving some direction that may involve copying elements from fellow designers.
Please remember site rules about copying. Also, Finalists designers please see our Designer Resolution forum.
If you have any questions, you may direct them to me.
Do not imitate or copy from any source. Copying can mean intentional or mistaken imitation of fellow Designers, any source from the internet and/or other sources which you do not have restriction-free rights to use.
For LogoTournament, designs submitted in the Blind Open phase are not subject to copying rules unless there is clearly obvious pattern of copying another Designer's entries.
What if the Client asks me to copy?
If another designer can show clearly that you copied their design you are obligated to remove the design. You must remove your design regardless of whether you knew of the previous design or not. If you are concerned you can make a forum post in the Resolutions forum or you can contact Support.
If the client says it was their idea, you should contact the other designer by private message first.