UK supermarket giants embroiled in bitter logo dispute

Lidl and Tesco logos
(Image credit: Lidl/Tesco)

Two supermarket giants are currently embroiled in a court battle over the use of a yellow circle. German retailer Lidl has launched a complaint against UK's number one supermarket Tesco for using a design far too similar to its own logo to promote its cheap loyalty card offers.

The design in question features a blue background with a large yellow circle in the middle, which on paper sounds remarkably close to Lidl's logo. With Lidl asserting that Tesco is trying to capitalise on its reputation as a discount retailer, as well as accusing Tesco of "deception", does it have a point? While it's clear Lidl won't be included in our best logos anytime soon, it still has a distinctive trademark.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.