Check out these logos:
When I found out about this case this morning I shot an email to all parties involved. As a graphic designer this makes my blood boil and I just can't sit on the sidelines and not speak up. Not only is the plagiarism blatant to the extreme it is affecting one of the most respected groups in the design industry that would completely expose anyone doing the same to someone else. It's absolutely ridiculous.
The only reply I received was from the TDC Executive Director and she said that they were taking care of things. The logo was designed for them in 1994.
BTW, the trademarks are official on the USPTO for the name only (Desert Troon) not the logo.
These aren't small businesses by any means but just thought I'd share.
Stepping down from my soap box.