Arab Today, arab today belgium designer takes ioc to court over tokyo olympics logo
Last Updated : GMT 21:55:04
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Belgium designer takes IOC to court over Tokyo Olympics logo

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Belgium designer takes IOC to court over Tokyo Olympics logo

Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo designer Kenjiro Sano
Brussels - AFP

The Belgian designer of a logo he charges has been plagiarised said Thursday he will take the International Olympic Committee to court over use of the design for the 2020 Tokyo games.

The IOC said last week it did not believe there was any problem with the design by Japanese artist Kenjiro Sano.

Sano rejected the plagiarism claims Wednesday as "completely baseless," saying he was "convinced this is a piece that has no parallel in the world."

Designer Olivier Debie begged to differ.

In a joint statement with his lawyer Philippe Mottard, Debie said they had decided on legal action because Sano had not demonstrated that he had arrived at the logo design on his own.

"Sano gave no explanation showing the artistic progression and development of his logo. He only explained how, according to him, the philosophy behind his design was different," he said.

"Sano's explanations do not appear to me to be convincing," he added.

Sano argued that his logo featured basic geometric features around the letter 'T' -- for Tokyo, Team and Tomorrow, with a red circle representing a beating heart.

Debie's design for a theatre in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, has a very similar shape in white against a black background but does not feature the red circle.

"The letters T and L stand out when you look at the two logos," Debie said, adding that the font used was also "strikingly" similar.

"In all, we can only state that the Tokyo 2020 logo is similar to my creation. It has been agreed that a formal legal complaint will be drawn up as soon as possible," likely by Monday.

In the first instance, Debie said the IOC will be called before a Belgian court, a process which will likely take six months.

Last week both Mottard and the Liege Theatre's lawyer wrote to the IOC and the Tokyo games organisers to halt use of the logo.

The dispute adds to the controversy surrounding the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the plans for the main stadium be torn up amid growing anger over its $2 billion price tag.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today belgium designer takes ioc to court over tokyo olympics logo Arab Today, arab today belgium designer takes ioc to court over tokyo olympics logo

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Iran complying with nuclear deal

GMT 07:14 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Iran complying with nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models

GMT 18:12 2017 Friday ,24 February

Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models
View News in Arabic - Business: قضايا ساخنة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Brazil's top diplomat resigns

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday