In an interview with local media, the CEO of the medical facility accused the former guerrillas of plagiarism and claimed that the hospital is suffering the consequences of the similar logos as “some believe visiting the institution could pose a risk.”
The FARC will institutionalize its political movement with a logo that is ours, and that is properly registered, which has consequences such as the reduction in 30% of scheduled appointments.
Isis CEO Denys Arteaga
The fact that the private beauty clinic has the same name as the world’s most feared terrorist group was ignored by both the hospital and the media.
Spanish-language media generally refer to ISIS as EI.
FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez, better known as “Timochenko,” had earlier said that the logo had come from low-budget image bank Shutterstock.
— Rodrigo Londoño (@TimoFARC) June 29, 2017
An image search on Google indicated the logo is available in multiple variations on several online image banks, indicating the hospital either falsely claimed it had registered the logo or has unduly registered the design as their property.
Opponents of the peace process had earlier also accused the FARC of plagiarism after the guerrillas-turned-politicians’ logo proved similar to that of an Italian health provider.
Muy "creativas" las Farc: su nuevo logo es un plagio. pic.twitter.com/Nj39n3BXre
— Rafael Nieto (@RafaNietoLoaiza) June 27, 2017