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Paris 2024 Logo Facing Criticism For Similarities To London Agency 4Global

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 12 / 16

Six months after the Tokyo 2020 logo was accused of plagiarism for its similarities to the Belgian Liège Theatre logo, “it’s the Paris 2024 logo now stirring controversy,” according to François Kulawik of SPORTS. After the Paris 2024 logo was unveiled on the Arc de Tr...

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