Hello fellow designers,
Some time ago, a client requested me a logo design for his new company.
After I showed him some rough concepts, we came to an agreement on what the final logo should look like. However, he refused to pay (saying he expected to pay 200€ at max for 3 logos and a style guide) and the deal was cancelled.
I visited his website and noticed the final logo:
he uses commercially bears a resemblance to the concept I had sent him:
Is there anything I can do about it?
Get a lawyer who specializes in intellectual property or copyright infringement and have the person review your contract. Depending on the wording and your local laws, you might have standing to sue for cease-and-desist or your full contract payment.
(Next time, don’t accept a job from someone who thinks “pimp” is a term which business professionals use to sell services.)