|The logotype and trademark expresses the individuality of an enterprise, which uses it. Taking into consideration the fact that the mark appears to be the main link, organizing as the center of all corporate designs, the requirements to it are particularly stringent. In many ways the successful development of a logotype, trademark depends upon the effectiveness of a whole corporate design in total.
Logotype, trademark – is a peculiar “Visiting card” of an organization – accomplishes the various latest commercial activities and very important functions. Some of these coincide with the functions of other constants, other peculiarities are only marks.
Most important of these are:
* The first function of the Logotype, trademark is, to be distinctive. In other words, the logo/trademark enables people to differentiate one organization from the other, to correlate goods and its manufacturers. There by the logotype carries out the protective task of its owner from unfair competitors, as long as it is the property of one organization, and no one else can use it, without violating the law during this.
* The second function of the logotype/trademark is – Guaranteed. This means, that the defined product quality, marked by the logotype, is guaranteed by the organization. In the public perception an item with a mark is treated as a higher quality product than that of one without a mark: No organization which targets their success in the market will stand to put their mark, logotype on their products, which are not corresponding to the general requirements on the items of low quality.
* The third function of the logotype, trademark is – aesthetic. The beautiful, visually attractive mark increases the aesthetic value of the item, on which it costs. This function is applied foremost among products of wide usage. In several of these, the logotype may stand legally competent and an independent element of decoration of the product itself (for example, a part of the rapport tissue or decorative model dresses).
* The fourth function of the logotype, trademark is advertising, and it is closely intermingled with the aesthetic functions of the company’s mark. In the work series it is defined as a creation of the corporate identity, of the informational or psychological function etc. However analysis of these definitions permits confirmation with confidence, that they distinguish different aspects of all the same advertising or three different functions.
The logo image creation of a business - it is a part of the objective, carried out in a company's style as a whole and directed in the rise of prestige, for advertising the name and principles of an organization. The informational function supposes that the sign, logotype and corporate design are indicated on a side, from which the goods are placed, and on the organization – the manufacturer, and also helps to choose the particular given items from the other varieties and alarms the customer regarding its properties and abilities. The psychological function is realized by increasing the confidence to the trademarked item, generating a positive subconscious relation to it, as far as, already clearly checked out, that the trademark in the customers senses serves as a guarantee for stable quality.
In such a way, the object of the logotype and trademark in the advertising region are various and necessary, and here they basically correlate with general problems and functions of the corporate design during the high-end role label in a row of other constants.
News: Grambling State University allowed its rights to the familiar letter "G" on its football helmets to lapse. As a result, the school is looking to introduce a new logo for the first time in decades. Many fans are upset with the decision. Since the rights to the logo did lapse, vendors and anyone else can produce and sell items using the logo without giving any money to the school. Grambling items are sold all over the country and the school contends that it is losing money. The new logo should be unveiled in the coming week.