New UKIP symbol raises concerns over Premier League copyright clash

Ukip's new logo looks just like the Premier League lion
Lineker a well-known Remainer has called out UKIP over its new lion logo
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30 September, 2017

At their party conference in Torquay Ukip unveiled their new party logo and were quickly accused of copying the Premier League's famous lion.

The Premier League have not confirmed they will consult lawyers over the issue but have said they have "noted" the new UKIP logo.

Ukip have hit back, with a spokesman saying he was confident the design did not breach any copyright laws, adding: "We've checked - we're not that stupid".

The eye-catching design, which apparently received a roar of approval from conference-going UKIPers, features the words "UKIP FOR THE NATION" alongside a purple lion's head.

The two new logo options.

But observers - including former footballer Gary Linekar - were quick to point out the logo bears a striking resemblance to the one already used by the Premier League.

When he spotted the new logo Match of the Day host Lineker tweeted an "eyes rolling" emoji and the message: 'The @premierleague will be thrilled'.

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But Ukip chairman Paul Oakden told BBC Two's Daily Politics: 'I'm not anxious.

The Telegraph has contacted the Premier League for comment.

Many in Ukip fear she will turn it into a BNP-style party, and 18 of the party's 20 MEPs and several senior party figures have said they will quit in disgust if she is elected.

At Ukip's party conference in Torquay, the spokesman said the lion was broadly recognised as a symbol of Britain.

Concerns that Ukip's new leader, to be announced shortly after 5pm on Friday, may not like the new logo were dismissed.

"So we're perfectly comfortable with the lion we put forward and we're perfectly comfortable with the vote to adopt it by the membership".

However, her election could have sparked an exodus of support over her extreme views.


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