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Allowed to post logo design to portfolio?

So just a quick question that I can’t seem to find the answer to via Google.

I created a new logo for a company, just for fun. I haven’t been contacted by them or anything to redesign it, it’s just something I thought of.

Am I allowed to use it in my portfolio?

It’s a very common practice and as long as you don’t portray a brand in a very bad way, you should be fine. It’s a question of “Is it a design exercise that shows your attachment to a brand” or “is it a way to ridicule it”.

In any case, I think the risk is to receive a cease and disist notice that will invite you to take the design down.

But of course, I can’t be taken responsible for my legal advices, I am not a lawyer not very savvy with this topic. (: