The Lahore Qalandars’ new uniform logo, created by club skipper Shaheen Afridi, stunned the cricketing community with its understated yet high-quality design.
While some Lahore Qalandars supporters were thrilled with the original artwork, their joy was short-lived as it became clear that the emblem was simply lifted from the stock image website AdobeStock.
Lahore Qalandars’ egregious error not only generated controversy on social media but also raised doubts about their moral character because they claimed that Shaheen Afridi himself had created their stolen emblem.
The new uniforms for the next eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) would be created by the captain, according to earlier information from Lahore Qalandars CEO Atif Rana. A component of the new kit’s design was the logo.
In addition to the error, many supporters expressed their displeasure with the new emblem, arguing that it better captured the essence of Lahore Qalandars and had more personality.
The new Lahore uniforms will be presented in the coming days as the team gets ready for the upcoming PSL season. On February 13, Lahore and Multan Sultans will square off in the opening match of the competition.
Lack of creativity becoming a normal practice in Pakistan?
The use of another trademark, company name, product labeling, or packaging without authorization is severely prohibited by Pakistan’s consumer protection laws.
The continued use of unauthorized trademarks by a large number of outlets and retailers in Pakistan has the potential to harm the reputation and commercial interests of a large number of legitimate outlets and cause confusion among a large number of customers by disseminating false and misleading information about the nature, qualities, origin, and quality of products through the illegal use of similar/identical logos and trademarks of various luxury brands.
The outlets and retailers in Pakistan should immediately cease marketing their goods in an unfair and deceptive way and be urged to switch to marketing strategies that are open and provide customers with accurate and true information about the product in the interest of the general public and fair competition in the market. The guiding principles of trademark law are
If a trademark has been legitimately adopted by a business, it does not always stay his property. He will only continue to be the owner of the mark while using it in the course of his business; once he stops using it, he will ultimately lose all ownership rights to the mark.
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