To know about how to claim copyright or make a case of copyright against anyone you must know copyright is …
What is Copyright or trademark?
It’s basically an ownership of your own art, music, logo or any intellectual property. The penalties of infringementing it varies between 200$ to 150000$ depending upon damages
There are different ways of registration a copyright or trademark (note they both are different) you can be a copyright owner if you create it yourself if you create it but for a brand or company it necessary to make it copyright and trademark you can appoint a lawyer or do it online yourself on different websites of different countries.
How to claim logo copyright infringement?
If your work is stolen by company and put on Google, bing, yahoo, face book etc big companies then there is a section where you can submit your request on deleting content, file a case or share revenue
You can find that links below:-
Google, YouTube or its products: – click here
Face book: – here
But make sure that you own it and have proof or else it can be harmful for you
What if its use offline or in other ways like pirating etc?
In this case you must ask a lawyer or can file a case it will be judge in court so it’s a big process take advice of lawyer and experts
Some tips to avoid this as graphic designer or freelance:-
1) Always read terms and conditions before submitting design to anyone example a contest of 350$ for a photo every one submit and all there copyright they take if you tick the T&C even if you don’t win too and you cannot use it again (many companies do that)
2) Always put watermark
3) if your work stolen you are innocent always claim for it
This was basic information that you must know laws are different in all countries so you must take lawyers advice before making any big issue