Adobe forces video game emulator to immediately change its logo

Adobe and Delta logos
The Adobe logo (left) and Delta logo (right) (Image credit: Adobe/Delta)

When you've been covering branding and design for as long as we have, you know that logo disputes are as common as the rain. Most trademark infringement battles follow the same formula: corporate behemoth takes on plucky upstart whose logo looks nothing like its own (see: Apple vs Prepear). This time Adobe is Goliath, with iOS game emulator Delta taking the role of David. But it's a rare instance in which we think the bigger brand might have a point.

It was big news last month when, thanks to a change in Apple's rules, video game emulators began to emerge from the underground and hit the official iOS App Store. The biggest is Delta, which runs games for the likes of the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. But with more exposure comes more scrutiny, and Adobe was quick to file a claim against Delta's stylised 'A' logo. (Looking for design inspiration? Check out the best logos of all time.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.