Hello. I am brand new to this forum. I am desperately seeking help in this interesting case. Last year I was commissioned by a new mountain bike clothing company to create a logo for them as well as a set of designs for tees. I did a load of design work for them and they cancelled the project half way through. They never paid me a penny. After a few heated phone calls I realised the only way to get any money was going to court. I let it lie. I couldn't be bothered to pursue it. I am very busy. However this year the company launched. They have been going to mountain bike events and have launched a Facebook page. Low and behold the logo they are using is EXACTLY the logo i designed and never got paid for. As you can imagine my blood rose to boiling point and I grabbed the nearest phone to speak my mind. Half expecting them to admit it 'Ok you caught us, how much do you want?" But far from it. they claim the logo was their idea! They then got another designer to create their idea. Not only that I was threatened with them ruining my reputation, physical abuse and a load of legal nonsense about how they have copyrighted the logo. However as mad as this sounds. It threw me.. Hmm.. Maybe they do have some ownership rights? They are arguing that the idea of including a 'disc brake' and Adidas style (Avant Garde) font was there idea. It may well have been from their input at some point in the design process but it certainly wasn't the initial brief and even if it was so what? They didn't design it! Well I checked my files. And guess what there are no less than 4,... Yes 4 full proof sheets showing a design process leading to this final logo. Here are my design sheets: I http://www.typeonecreative.com/proofs/TheBrakes_Symbol_logo_1-01.jpg http://www.typeonecreative.com/proofs/TheBrakes_Symbol_logo_2.jpg http://www.typeonecreative.com/proofs/TheBrakes_DiscLogo_1-01.jpg http://www.typeonecreative.com/proofs/TheBrakes_WingedLogo_1-01.jpg I could have watermarked the designs. It won't have mattered it was an easy design to copy. I have since then learnt to be much more stringent on this sort of thing. You live and learn after all! I have as evidence: Layered files (with dates modified) and the proof sheets. As well as a confirmation of work from them in the form of a confidentiality agreement. is this a sure fire thing for me? Anyone had any similar experiences?