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Car company logo rip-offs

Filed under:  Law | Type-Emblems
 
Comment(s): 169
 
 

Its pretty competitive out there. Its hard to get noticed and gain market share, so it doesn't surprise us when companies (not just automotive) try to ride on their successful competitors' coat-tails buy enhancing those attributes in their logo or brand. When I say "rip" I mean its close enough to borrow from the original brand's equity, not an exact copy.

In some of the examples below, the "copy" is actually a division of the original. I just feel each company should be unique in every way and not try to confuse or come to the global stage with a bag or tricks. Most of these examples are from China and Asia.

bmw byd logo

On the left is BMW (from Bavaria), and on the right is BYD (from China).

vw westcott

On the left is Volkswagen (from Germany), and on the right is Westcott (from the US)

acura changan logos

On the left is Acura (from Japan), and on the right is Changan (from China).

bentley rich emblem

On the left is Bentley (from England), and on the right is Rich - from Chery (from China).

reva rely emblem

On the left is Reva (from Germany), and on the right is Rely - from Chery (from China).

lamborghini arash

On the left is Lamborghini (from Italy), and on the right is Arash (from UK).

mazda haima

On the left is Mazda (from Japan), and on the right is Haima (from China).

aston hyundai

On the left is Aston Martin (from England), and on the right is the new emblem for the Hyundai Genesis (from Korea).

changan toyota

On the left is Toyota (from Japan), and on the right is Changan (from China).

toyota jincheng

On the left is Toyota (from Japan), and on the right is Jincheng, (from China).

xiali toyota

On the left is Toyota (from Japan), and on the right is Xiali (from China).

toyota merry

On the left is Toyota (from Japan), and on the right is Merry (division of Geely), (from China).

chery infinity

On the left is Infinity (from Japan), and on the right is Chery (from China).

infinity suzhou

On the left is Infinity (from Japan), and on the right is Suzhou (from China).

infinity huaxiang

On the left is Infinity (from Japan), and on the right is Huaxiang (from China).

mercedes baw

On the left is Mercedes (from Germany), and on the right is BAW (from China).

olds mahindra

On the left is Oldsmobile (from USA), and on the right is Mahindra (from India).

olds first auto

On the left is Oldsmobile (from USA), and on the right is First Auto Works (from China).

subaru jiangnan logo

On the left is Subaru (from Japan), and on the right is Jiangnan, (from China).

pegaso carlson

On the left is Pegaso (from Spain), and on the right is Carlsson (from Germany).

jeep geep logo

On the left is Jeep (from USA), and on the right is Geep (from The Philippines).

westin shandong

On the left is Westin (from USA), and on the right is Shandong Huoyun, (from China).

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COMMENTS
huntsville2331 days ago

I am looking for car logos about 24 x 24 pixel particularly the volvo.

ryan2324 days ago

that is shocking

konnor2324 days ago

i have to say that some of them are good and some of them are absolutely shocking

CT2324 days ago

There are many more to come, stay tuned.

ofertas2292 days ago

Great post. thanks

Patrick C Akins2264 days ago

That Is Very Shocking Even Though They Are Very Interesting I'll Go Out On A Limb And Say These Logos Are Strange But Cool.

João de Góis Silva2241 days ago

From all those, only Carlsson was of my knowledge. But that is just outrageous!

GinGer!!2208 days ago

Aston Martin invented the Wing type Emblem?

You know how many emblems have the wings on it? There's probably about 50 emblems with the same wings.. even many airliners use the wings!!!

Duh-2070 days ago

Haima is a joint venture between FAW and Mazda. So of course the logo looks just like Mazda's.

And most of the logos are so generic (Toyota's turd in a bowl for example) that there's little surprise there are similar logos out there.

john parlker2058 days ago

i like it

Jay2056 days ago

Duh, I am happy that there are two smart guys on earth; you and me :P

umesh2030 days ago

i want all car logos, please send me through mail..

Custom1909 days ago

They Are Very Interesting I'll Go Out On A Limb And Say These Logos Are Strange But Cool.

JO1898 days ago

Why is the Westin logo on an auto blog? I've slept in my fare share of cars... but c'mon.

buknuk1835 days ago

Thanks!!!!

Dave1759 days ago

Great content. Nice to know something new.

Dave1758 days ago

Ground Breaking news. Truly Chinese are genius. Can do anything

rockymeet1755 days ago

Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, A definite great read…

manishfusion1755 days ago

i never left a comment on this blog.. maybe because the “comment” link is not so impressive eyecatching.. but thats what i like about this blog.

Its nice and quite, no people leaving stupid comments or having bullshit discussions. its just a good blog to get your latest information in design/art world. keep it up.

Alam1645 days ago

You know how many emblems have the wings on it? There's probably about 50 emblems with the same wings.. even many airliners use the wings!!!

Josh1644 days ago

Take the Genesis off! Because, it's not that similar... and plus they're AWESOME CARS.

Add Geely's new logo... THAT's a real copy of Kia's logo.

alama1639 days ago

That's quite an astonishing line up of fraud - the BMW car logo rip is absolutely classic, but impressed how often Toyota are getting ripped off. Good for China, though?

Robby1634 days ago

Anyone wanna look at Hyundai and Honda logos? which came first? im intereasted

Check1632 days ago

Some of those are really far fetched and are not ripoff's. Also Haima is a joint-venture with mazda, called Hainan Mazda.

alam1632 days ago

That Is Very Shocking Even Though They Are Very Interesting I'll Go Out On A Limb And Say These Logos Are Strange But Cool.

Coches Nuevos1609 days ago

Oh my God. i didn't know most of them. Thanks for the article.

frank1586 days ago

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chal1577 days ago

The logos are definitely a rip-off. They never had an original conceot on their company logos.

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robert1566 days ago

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sr1547 days ago

I had not understood the purpose of this article, but after a study it more deeply, I know now.

Rajib Das Rawno1534 days ago

I like all the logos

Vanica1532 days ago

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ikie1528 days ago

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oroscopo 1528 days ago

This is a good piece; I was wondering if I could use this blog post on my website, I will link it back to your website though. If this is a problem please let me know and I will take it down right away.

amar1507 days ago

automobile field is great

wecando1495 days ago

I am hoping answers on here will help me out and can explain a lot of things to me.

ct1491 days ago

It's very important what you write and you show some of the information relevant that i need.

colu1491 days ago

Thanks mate!

cr1484 days ago

One of the more impressive blogs i have seen. Thanks so much for keeping the internet classy for a change. Youve got style, class. I mean it. Please keep it up because without the internet is definitely lacking in intelligence.

wow1480 days ago

The oval is common to many logoes, as you can see with the infiniti/Hyundai/toyota etc logoes. The BMW one is funny though. Many thanks for enjoying nice post!

wecando1477 days ago

I absolutely agree with you and thank you for pointing out several relevant and important examples. Several blog contributors have written extensively on this topic. Thanks for these sharing.

mike1469 days ago

Thanks for sharing sucha nice info.

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aira1467 days ago

I absolutely agree with you and thank you for pointing out several relevant and important examples.

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sk1448 days ago

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sandy1443 days ago

Yes,the logo of lambo,just amazing..at least we can buy it..the logo of course..=p

parta1443 days ago

The logo from aston martin is the most nice i think..my eye droped on it!=)

Nikhil1440 days ago

Some logos shown above has no relation or looks no similar....dont simply spoil name of other brands.....
eg: mahindra is one of the biggest mfds of car & Bikes in india...

syed asif1439 days ago

the logo of lamborgini is so gorgious

dome1426 days ago

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Luton1417 days ago

Then only way I can see that anyone would copy anything is to better it, not just to make a cheap and very tacky imitation of the original. I'm amazed that the auto giants don't take legal action over some of the copies.

appu1414 days ago

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egag1407 days ago

OMG I nearly fell off my chair when I saw your blog light up on my reader alert.

Geshan1392 days ago

Then only way I can see that anyone would copy anything is to better it, not just to make a cheap and very tacky imitation of the original.

Dly1392 days ago

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Max1392 days ago

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Maqlan1392 days ago

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Geshan1392 days ago

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Esil1392 days ago

You know how many emblems have the wings on it?

alma1388 days ago

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pepdro1378 days ago

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Jem1366 days ago

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matal1357 days ago

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uri1357 days ago

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dolores1357 days ago

I love your site, great info!

pait1357 days ago

Thanks guys for sharing, good site, great logos!

ali1354 days ago

You certainly have some agreeable opinions and views. Your blog provides a fresh look at the subject.

shane1339 days ago

The BMW is funny. Almost seems like these Chinese automakers have never had an original idea. Let's just hope they don't ripoff the Audi and quattro fonts, because those are trademarks of Audi

James1328 days ago

I find it hilarious that you rip on Hyundai for having a Genesis logo which is only vaguely similar to Aston Martin, while at the top of the page is an advertisement for Mini which also has a winged logo with a circle in it...kinda like Bentley. But, they're not Asian, so not worth claiming they ripped off another company? A lot of these logos are only vaguely like another logo. Just because it's in an oval or circle, doesn't mean it's automatically a rip off. Granted, some of these are clearly copies. Others are a real stretch to say it's a rip off.

mike1317 days ago

nice post

dan1310 days ago

Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share your view with us.

Josh1295 days ago

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Bill1293 days ago

Ever seen the Beats by Dre Headphones logo? direct rip off of the Brembo logo

http://retailleverage.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/beats-by-dr-dre-logo1.jpg

http://www.goodlogo.com/images/logos/brembo_logo_3285.gif

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coward1286 days ago

Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share your view with us.

Tefobsedo1283 days ago

Good post. I learn something more challenging on totally different sites everyday.

Milad1281 days ago

WTF Chinese LOL

zah1276 days ago

My favorite is the Jeep knockoff named "Geep." Can't you guys think of anything better than that?

collin1213 days ago

Yes, i almost agree with author. i laugh a lot, when see Chinese auto logos at first time, nice posting. thanks.

ty1211 days ago

great post.

fudi1205 days ago

It is a pity, that now I can not express - I am late for a meeting. I will return - I will necessarily express the opinion on this question.

Lido1202 days ago

You certainly deserve a round of applause for your post and more specifically, your blog in general. Very high quality material

mandy1200 days ago

I was literally taken aback by that one!

AS1192 days ago

China copied a lot from established brands.

preeti rathod1188 days ago

good info.

presly1181 days ago

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tone1158 days ago

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soc1157 days ago

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ps1152 days ago

Nice post about the logo, Keep on posting like this.

klaus1121 days ago

r u sure that is true?

Scott1101 days ago

You do realize that some of those Chinese car companies license the rights to build versions of vehicles from Western car companies in China, right? Like Haima builds Mazdas for Japan, and Geep builds jeeps etc... Chery has licenses from GM and Rolls Royce for example...

aya1091 days ago

This blog is really informative.

router1088 days ago

Good article, I like it, I learned something today! Thanks!

holly1069 days ago

This is exactly what I was looking for, thanks.

mike1058 days ago

i like the lamborghini logo the best, dunno why it just stands out for me.

Roger1052 days ago

Chinese democracy.

leena1050 days ago

I love Lamborghini... all the logos are so cool...

Mac981 days ago

Should add America to the list with its shameless copying of the Aston Martin logo as the new Chrysler.

kelly974 days ago

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clarice111 780 days ago

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D3779 days ago

Thank you.

Rachael777 days ago

Thank you.

Peter Avey773 days ago

I'm pretty sure (I'm actually 100% sure) that the great brand Bentley is from England, not Germany... Thats like saying BMW is from Ethopia.

anon773 days ago

Bentley is from England though, not Germany.

Agnes772 days ago

Bentley is from England though.

Ed Kolis771 days ago

Changan's logo looks more like a Starfleet insignia from Star Trek than a Toyota logo...

CT771 days ago

We know Bentley is from England, but its owned by BMW so this is why we noted Germany. :-)

JF Steele771 days ago

Who knew the Chinese were such great rip off artists? Intriguing article

Nikola771 days ago

Luckily, there isn't many of them!

M771 days ago

Bentley are from England. Though if you're saying it's because of their ownership of BMW, then why isn't Lamborghini labelled Germany too as they are owned by Audi.

Just a point, you know?

Farih771 days ago

Genesis is not a rip off. I actually like it better!

CT771 days ago

Since it is so upsetting for some of you to see that I had Bentley noted as from Germany, I've updated it to England. Thank you.

TJ771 days ago

I think putting Hyundai Genesis in this group is a tad harsh. Similar concept, but a much different feel. Hyundai's wings suggest grace, while Aston Martin's convey speed. Both are successfully executed. Perhaps if Hyundai had chosen a different typeface, the similarities would have gone unnoticed.

M770 days ago

Could have put that better, but thanks for the amendment.

(also for future reference, Bentley is owned by VAG/Audi too, not BMW)

Fred768 days ago

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Anthony768 days ago

Haha, BYD is the best one. Get these people really get away with this?

DMc766 days ago

Am I the only one that thinks the Changan logo just screams Star Trek?

Astri765 days ago

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Oguh763 days ago

The Changan logo looks like Star Trek's Federation of Planets logo! XD

Jose762 days ago

Saw it on Design Daily News, these chinese are very creative.

Alfredo762 days ago

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Lindsay760 days ago

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Ange742 days ago

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car lover690 days ago

its impossible!

Branden672 days ago

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badjou542 days ago

if chanese companies can't possible to create there own logos ?
thanks for your ultra remarque

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Anthony Phillips113 days ago

Haha, some of those are so embarrassing. How do they think they can get away with it! :)

Phil Westcott69 days ago

The Westcott was first! That logo was in use by Westcott before VW was even a company.

Dewey61 days ago

Very energetic blog, I loved that bit. Will there be a part 2?

travis15 days ago

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