CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Alberta’s Canadian Energy Centre is changing its logo, just one week after they launched.
The centre released a statement Thursday afternoon saying it is taking steps to replace the logo after learning the icon is used by another company.
Amid some backlash over their logo, the @CDNEnergyCentre is taking steps to replace it. People online have noticed the logo is awfully similar to that of @ProgressSW #yyc #ab #ableg pic.twitter.com/uzHknFceL8
— Tom Ross (@Tommy_Slick) December 19, 2019
A U.S.-based software giant says it was looking into whether Alberta’s new energy war room violated the company’s trademarked logo.
Progress Software Corp., based in the Greater Boston area, made the comment in a brief email statement and on Twitter after people on social media called attention to similarities in the two logos.
Thank you and to everyone who has reached out regarding our logo usage. We have received all of the messages and are looking into this immediately.
— Progress (@ProgressSW) December 19, 2019
The $30 million energy centre was created to fight back against what the Alberta government deems “misinformation” against the energy industry.
660 NEWS has reached out to Progress Software for comment.
- With files from The Canadian Press