Facebook sued over copycat Calibra logo

Facebook logo for Calibra
[Image: Current]

It's not been a good few days for Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra. Not only have all but one of its payment partners dropped out of the project, but it's also just been slapped by a lawsuit over the logo design for its digital wallet, Calibra.

Current, a US-based startup bank, was quick to point out the similarities between the Calibra logo (basically a tilde in a circle) and its own logo (a more detailed tilde in a more colourful circle). The bank posted a cutting tweet last week of its logo next to Calibra's, with the comment: "This is what happens when you only have 1 crayon left." 

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.