Facebook is facing a lawsuit over the logo design of its digital wallet Calibra which will be launched in 2020. With the slogan “a connected wallet for a connected world” Facebook’s digital wallet Calibra and their new global cryptocurrency Libra was announced in June 2019.
Two company’s design firm is the same
They will enter usage next year via Messenger, WhatsApp, and as a standalone app. But after five months of its announcement, Facebook faces an allegation of stealing another company’s logo.
Logo of Calibra is very similar to Current’s, a mobile banking company, logo. Current’s founder Stuart Sopp stated that Calibra’s logo is virtually identical to his company’s logo. Indeed when one looks at the logos in question, except for small details, one can see little difference between them.
Take a look at the logos
San Francisco-based branding and design firm Character were made these two logos. Character is also a defendant in the lawsuit. It is needed to mention that there are approximately three years between the design of two logos.
Current’s logo was designed in 2016. This means that the designer company may be the same, but the team may be different. It will be clear at the end of the lawsuit if the same team members worked for these two firms.