Yuga Labs was “disguised” by the owner to plagiarize the Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAKC) logo.

The Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAKC) logo of Yuga Labs has been accused by Easy Drawing Guides of copying or plagiarizing its trademark.

Yuga Labs was “disguised” by the owner to plagiarize the Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAKC) logo.

On February 18, the founder of Yuga Labs – Greg Solano announced that he would change the logo design for Bored Ape Kennel Club after being suspected of image plagiarism and copyright infringement from Easy Drawing Guides, a drawing company.

A day earlier, Easy Drawing Guides accused Yuga Labs of copying its identical “wolf skull” image for commercial purposes.

“Yuga Labs does not have a license for this design and the intellectual property rights belong entirely to Easy Drawing Guides. Because this is our original drawing and is protected by us.”

Here are the similarities between the skull design that BAKC took as its logo with the creation of the Easy Drawing Guide.

Image of a wolf skull on BAKC’s profile
Skull image designed by Easy Drawing Guildes

Solano contacted the freelancer they hired as the designer to investigate the situation. After the announcement from Solano, the skull image has been completely removed from the project profile on OpenSea and temporarily changed to a simple black background logo, before a new design.

BAKC’s new profile picture after the design change announcement

The BAKC collection launched in June 2021 and was given a free giveaway for BAYC holders. According to Yuga Labs, royalties collected from the secondary market are donated to animal charities, and BAKC has donated more than $1 million to the work since its inception.

As of press time, BAKC is occupying the top 1 trending OpenSea, with 5,701 ETH trading volume in the last 24 hours. Moreover, the floor price of the collection set a new peak on January 12, reaching 9 ETH.

But this continues to not be the first plagiarism scandal to happen to Yuga Labs. The battle with content creators Ryder Ripps over “borrowing” the BAYC design in the RR/BAYC collection is not over yet.

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