Ukip face accusations of 'ripping-off' Premier League logo

Whilst the lion logo has been positively received by UKIP supporters at conference, it has been mocked in some quarters.

Given that the lion is regarded as a national symbol of England, it may be a fitting choice for UKIP.

The logo has alreadysparked a war of words between Gary Lineker and Ukip.

BPP adopted its shield-shaped lion head logo in 2011 as part of a business-wide rebrand.

UKIP's purple pound sign has been dropped from the new designs because it does not "resonate with today's voters".

At their party conference in Torquay Ukip unveiled their new party logo and were quickly accused of copying the Premier League's famous lion.

Sources have told The Sun that the Premier League are consulting lawyers over the logo, with the possibility of legal action.

"For a start, I don't mind Ukip being associated with the Premier League".

The Premier League are consulting their lawyers amid claims Ukip 'stole' their lion logo for their rebrand
Rebranded Ukip announces new logo - but is mocked for 'Premier League rip-off' design

Many in Ukip fear she will turn it into a BNP-style party, and 18 of the party's 20 MEPs and several senior party figures have said they will quit in disgust if she is elected.

At Ukip's party conference in Torquay, the spokesman said the lion was broadly recognised as a symbol of Britain and joked that it has been named "Flossie".

The party leadership unveiled two designs for the party membership to vote on, the other being a sweeping purple an yellow design.

The Telegraph has contacted the Premier League for comment. If they (the Premier League) feel they have a right to take legal action I'm sure they'll consult with their lawyers.

He added: 'We did our due diligence before we put these logos to the membership and as I said, we are perfectly comfortable'.

Seven candidates were hoping to replace Paul Nuttall after a disastrous eight months at the helm.

Anti-Sharia law campaigner Anne Marie Waters was one of the candidates tipped to do well.

The new leader is a former soldier and police officer who has worked in global security.

  • Angelo Rivera