Before you start, please read the FAQ "Protecting Your Designs."
If a Designer submits an image that contains elements that are an obvious or potential violation of the copyrights of another company or violates the terms of the site, a Logo Court may be started to remove such designs so as to protect you and the community.
Logo Court is also a Designer resolution system that aims to resolve Designer disputes through a community vote. Only qualified and experienced Designers are able to vote in these cases based on their level of points that they have achieved. This ensures that decisions are correct and fair.
Please consider carefully before you create a Logo Court. A poor explanation can result in you losing your request.
IF YOU FEEL YOUR CONCEPT OR DESIGN IS COPIED
If you feel your idea or design method is being copied, please contact the Designer via private message. You can also start a thread in the Designer Resolution forum. Do not use names of Designers in the thread title. Be respectful. Provide clear language describing your concern and provide facts with links. Using the forum can avoid unneeded Logocourts and help you see perspectives you may have overlooked. The comments from others can also help you see if your thoughts have merit.
IF YOU ARE CONTACTED TO REMOVE YOUR DESIGN
Please respond professionally. Do not post comments about the Designer in the contest area, your private area or by private message for the Client to see. If you cannot resolve the matter between you and the Designer, a Logo Court may be launched.
IF YOU ARE IN A LOGO COURT
If you are in a Logo Court, do not post anything to the client saying you disagree with the other Designer or post anything (especially the username of the Designer) that is designed to gain sympathy for your concern. This includes comments about yourself or others. Posting to gain sympathy can put admin in very bad situation and result in a bad situation for the community and the site. Your account may be banned if you attempt to force admin into a bad situation.
You can tell the Client that you are in a Logo Court dispute because a fellow Designer has concerns about your design. You can tell them to contact Support with any questions.
The Designer Code of Conduct helps you know reasons why a design can be removed.
IF YOU LOSE A LOGO COURT DECISION
If a Designer loses a case, the offending design(s) will be removed and no longer available or all their entries will be removed and they will no longer be able to participate in that particular contest.
If you lose a Logo Court for one design and you have other designs that are similar, you are obligated to remove the other designs not yet brought to Logo Court.
Do not post comments to get sympathy from the client - be professional. If you have a problem, contact Support. If the client asks what is happening, please ask them to contact Support.
If you lose a Logo Court you may be banned from the site depending on the type of issue.
Upon request our Administrators will review cases that you or contest holders feel are unfair.