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Temple Asks Canadian High School to Change Blatantly Ripped-Off Owl Logo

May 2, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

Bill Bradshaw’s last act as athletic director!

NBC 10 reports that Temple University has asked a Canadian high school to change its “mascot” — although they really just need to change the logo design — and the school has agreed.

The only noticeable difference — other than the color — is the addition of ears.

Kelowna Secondary School began using the symbol in 2002, after Temple had trademarked its image.

It’s not clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.

Photoshop was created in 1989. It’s pretty clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.

John Lamb of OwlsBlog, your thoughts?

The article goes on to state that “A Temple spokeswoman says they appreciate the school’s swift response,” which likely went something like this:

Any of you read the first 12 issues of the relaunched Batman comic? You guys know what I’m talking about.


Photo via DC Comics Database