The iconic Houston Texans logo was designed by Mark Verlander of Verlander Design in 2002 for professional NFL American football team the Houston Texans.

It appears that sometime after 2002 someone working for/on behalf of Skydive Madrid a skydiving operator from Ocaña, Madrid, Spain took more than a little inspiration from Mark’s work and decided to steal the Houston Texans logo for Skydive Madrid.


From the overlay you can see that whilst the logo has been redrawn, the linework of the original Skydive Madrid logo has been completely replicated. The ‘designer’ have even copied the colour scheme – though it is admittedly swapped around – of the original in their plagiarised Skydive Madrid logo.