Belgian Playhouse Drops Tokyo Olympics Logo Plagiarism Lawsuit

A Belgian playhouse that accused the International Olympics Committee of using a plagiarized version of its emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has decided to waive charges, the IOC said in a September 22 statement. * The Théâtre de Liège, copyright holder of its logo, decided to waive the pending procedure after examining the evidence and the definitive withdrawal of the logo’s design * READ: Tokyo Scraps Olympic Logo Design After Plagiarism Debacle * Olivier Debie, designer behind the logo for the Théâtre de Liège, will still pursue legal action against the IOC, according to Kyodo News ** Debie first accused Kenjiro Sano, creator of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics emblem, of stealing the design in July

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