Report: #479058

Complaint Review: City of Kelowna NC Pays $80k for Stolen Internet Logo

  • Submitted: Wed, August 12, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, August 12, 2009
  • Reported By: Yani — Flint Michigan USA
  • City of Kelowna NC Pays $80k for Stolen Internet Logo
    Kelowna, British Columbia
    United States of America

City of Kelowna NC Pays $80k for Stolen Internet Logo After three years of playing around and $80,000 later the New Logo for the City of Kelowna BC has been located on the Internet. Located as in Stolen off the Net then adpoted by the City of Kelowna. Kelowna steals Logo from U.S. company Land Design. Logo was made for a client called Sunhaven. I guess Kelowna decided to take a page from RIM and steal the idea. What a bent group of govt people. Kelowna British Columbia

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The new $80,000 Kelowna City Logo Scam. It was a design intended to mimic the calm natural beauty of the Okanagan, but the new logo for the city of Kelowna is coming under fire for resembling an American corporate trademark.

But now a similar logo, commissioned by an American real-estate company, has started circulating around the city, causing concern the new logo may not be so original. It was forwarded to media early this week by a resident, and has now made its way to city hall.

Carla Stephens, Kelowna's media relations director, admits there are strong resemblances between the two. So Carla Stephens are you an Idiot. It is our Logo. Or are you just going to steal it like every other Canadian company? This happens in other corporate fields? Carla riddle me this? How would you know? I bet your vast Corp experience is limited to that of an over paid civil City of Theft worker.

All of the logos were commissioned by local artist Phred Martin, who says the inspiration for his design came to him during a run when he noticed a similar pattern on a pinecone. Super Phred Martin is the CRIMINAL. Now we have a name. Artist? Internet crawler was supposed to have been paid $10,000 out of $80,000 WOW. I guess $70,000 was spent to research the theft and finance the crime.

Phred said he would not risk his reputation, or the city's. Hell no, not for $10,000 he would have to pay it back. Phred is being backed in his CRIME by the City of Kelowna who now has the balls to apply for Copyright.

We need a bigger fence at the Border. Now we all know why a passport is required. Canadians come here to work and steal even more than Mexicans.

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