Dalian Tourism Logo Accused of Plagiarizing Disney

By Rakini Bergundy, December 18, 2019

0 0

The winning logo of a Dalian tourism competition was unveiled last week and netizens were quick to sound off on the design. One look at the winner and you can see the strong resemblance to Disney’s iconic logo, as the same font is essentially used. 

After the backlash, Dalian Culture and Tourism Bureau released this official Weibo statement on December 17:

“The event organizer attaches great importance to this and immediately organizes relevant parties to conduct an investigation. The investigation is currently underway and the results of the investigation will be announced to the society as soon as possible. The event organizer once again reiterated that in accordance with the established judging rules, participants should guarantee the intellectual property rights of their works. If they report violations of other people’s intellectual property rights, once they are verified, they will be disqualified from the competition and their rewards will be recovered.”

The tourism competition, 大连有好礼 or ‘Dalian Gifts,’ was launched in June with the aim of highlighting the city’s culture by picking a souvenir or gift that would best represent Dalian. The statement further explains that the winning logo of this competition would not be the city’s official logo, but will be used as the logo for souvenir packaging.  

Most commenters remarked on the judges’ shortsightedness, “Can anyone judge? If the judges don’t even know the most famous logo in the world, how can they be a judge?”

READ MORE: Chinese Company Apologizes for Claiming Ownership of Black Hole Photo

[Cover image via meowg.com]

more news

Trip.com Group Holds International Travelers’ Forum to Boost Travel to Hainan

Trip.com Group held its first International Travelers’ Forum (ITF), offering cross-broader communication and exchange opportunities to connect global travelers and tourism groups.

Find Out Which Beijing Scenic Spots are Temporarily Closed

Due to the 100th anniversary of the CPC, some of the capital’s scenic spots will face temporary closures.

Illegal Tour Bus at Beijing Great Wall Faces Up to ¥100K Fine

The bus, carrying around 40 tourists from southern China, did not have the necessary documentation.

Shocking Dalian Hit-and-Run Leaves 5 Dead, 5 Injured

Chilling surveillance footage captured a shocking hit and run incident in Dalian on May 22.

China's Copyright Wars: What's Mine is not Yours

China copyright laws reach a new age with Douyin's video platform where plagiarism can cost content creators quite a bit of money.

2 Foreigners 'Blacklisted' After Great Wall Incident

The tourists from Senegal crossed into a section of the Mutianyu Great Wall off-limits to visitors.

This Beijing Street Saw 1.6 Million Visits Over May Day Holiday

Data from 202 scenic spots in Beijing show there was a total of more than 12.6 million visits between May 1 and 5.

The State of Surfing in Sanya, the Hawaii of China

The southernmost city on the island province of Hainan is more than just glitzy resorts.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives