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I dig it actually. Looks classy, Kinda like polo.

But maybe Westpeak can let us in on why they chose that as a logo.

 

The thinking behind the Kudu is what it stands for (in our eyes) as I mentioned in reply to Dynamix: "outdoor, humble, good-looking, hardy and most importantly proudly South Africa".

 

We want the brand to appeal to all adventurous, nature loving South African's and believe the Kudu does that.

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The thinking behind the Kudu is what it stands for (in our eyes) as I mentioned in reply to Dynamix: "outdoor, humble, good-looking, hardy and most importantly proudly South Africa".

 

We want the brand to appeal to all adventurous, nature loving South African's and believe the Kudu does that.

I don't personally object to the kudu at all - BUT - might I suggest you do a proper trademark search on the use of it as a logo before you finalise on it - this could save you some pain later on - especially if you intend to sell internationally.

 

Our company logo's are trademarked - and it has saved us a lot of hassle over the years - find someone who knows what they are doing with this - it's a specialist field - I can put you in contact with the oversized firm who did ours, but that's up to you.

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I don't personally object to the kudu at all - BUT - might I suggest you do a proper trademark search on the use of it as a logo before you finalise on it - this could save you some pain later on - especially if you intend to sell internationally.

 

Our company logo's are trademarked - and it has saved us a lot of hassle over the years - find someone who knows what they are doing with this - it's a specialist field - I can put you in contact with the oversized firm who did ours, but that's up to you.

Why do you need to trademark a logo? Surely if it's been designed from scratch by a designer there is no need to trademark it? You can't own the Kudu as an icon? I'm asking out of curiosity as I am a designer and never needed to go through this process...yet.

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Seems you okes are targeting the golfers moving over to cycling with that look - you're gonna make a killing!

Then you can go straight from your ride to a golf game without even changing :-)

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Bad marketing to launch before the website is ready, before product is ready and before you have finalised retail prices.... does not give a good impression!

 

Almost liked a half baked business plan testing the water!

 

I dont want to seem overly pessimistic.... but waiting until you have all your ducks in a row would have been prevalent.

 

Good luck with your venture

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I don't personally object to the kudu at all - BUT - might I suggest you do a proper trademark search on the use of it as a logo before you finalise on it - this could save you some pain later on - especially if you intend to sell internationally.

 

Our company logo's are trademarked - and it has saved us a lot of hassle over the years - find someone who knows what they are doing with this - it's a specialist field - I can put you in contact with the oversized firm who did ours, but that's up to you.

We will do our research, the logo was designed by an independent contractor that we paid so I don't think we will have any issues there.

 

Thanks for the input

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Seems you okes are targeting the golfers moving over to cycling with that look - you're gonna make a killing!

Haha, well I would say most golfers are a well dressed lot so we will take that as a compliment.

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Bad marketing to launch before the website is ready, before product is ready and before you have finalised retail prices.... does not give a good impression!

 

Almost liked a half baked business plan testing the water!

 

I dont want to seem overly pessimistic.... but waiting until you have all your ducks in a row would have been prevalent.

 

Good luck with your venture

 

Thanks for the input! We did consider it before we decided to launch, there were however a few factors that made us decide to go ahead with things. 

 

Being two students with no credit history etc, finding funding is a bit of a problem, and the only way we can get anything through our crowdfunding is to have something to show - bit of a catch 22. 

 

We also don't feel it necessary to have retail prices ready if we can't sell anything yet, but the prices on our crowdfunding campaign will give you a good indicator. 

 

Please let us know what isn't working properly on the website, we worked hard to make sure everything was running smoothly before today!

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All this naysaying... I like the look (though I've never owned a polo shirt in my life. Kinda looked like a banker on a casual day), so I'm going to throw some coin down. Baggies for sure and might mix it up the the trail polo in the bundle as well. 

I kickstarted the limits power meters (look how good that's been so far!) and you boys are doing better than them in my eyes. :thumbup:

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