Well unless you designed that second image, you really can't do anything about it.
It looks like they just took your logo concept and re-did it themselves. So their isn't much you can do, it's actually perfectly legal.
Neither of them looked worth stealing in my opinion.
Yours is definitely better, but not worth stealing.
By the way, why did you post this thread in the general chat section?
The first one looks pretty jarring and wannabe-cool, but the second one looks bland and cliche. I don't have the first clue what I'm talking about, but I'd say this early design nabbing was a lose-lose for all parties.
maybe they just wanted some advice or ideas... and they nabbed a little part from your one, and made a new one....
If they wanted advice, they should have just asked... I'm not after legal advice. I just thought if they wanted to do this from the start, why didnt they waste a little more of my time and let me get into the design a little more?
The second one looks just tacky, IMO. The flame effect is... bleh. They didn't do a great job themselves, if that makes you feel any better.
I'm sorry to hear that! That really sucks! Hopefully you did not spend too long on designing the logo...
Thats sucks! No written contract? Try placing watermarks on drafts. At least might slow them down.
What a bunch of worthless stealing bitches to take your design idea which is very important in logo design if they want to look good,
People are just not as honest as they used to be...sorry.
It may be best to add a watermark or stupid sign to your previews. Just add to letters in the middle so that they are unable to use it professionally but still get an idea of how it looks, you could even fade the letters if you want.
That's unfortunate. I don't think what thet made i s any good really. The way I've done it with clients, to avoid this, is, pay half before I present any drafts and then the rest to release the final version.
I'm sorry about your loss, but this topic is just a bit pointless.