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If I design a logo icon independantly without directly copying from another icon designer I assume I have immediate copyright protection wether I want it or not. But, as many millions of stock icons have been supposedly copyrighted, what happens if I independenly create the same icon as someone else, but maybe he created it first?
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If you create an icon that has previously been designed by someone else (we see so many things out there today that there is no way we can remember them all and sometimes a person will design something and it turns out to be something they saw a long time ago without even remembering they saw it). In the case you describe, if there is a pre existing icon that is the same, the first one used in commerce is the one with the copyrights/trademark rights.
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