Like I make a drawing with my name and you go and display it as a picture on your website with your logo on it.

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You could call it plagiarism.

  • To answer to OP question : plagiarist.
    – Graffito
    Jun 29, 2023 at 22:32

An usurper is one who takes or makes use of something without right.

Examples :

Nowadays a patent is a monopoly (an exclusive right or holding) conferred by the state on, and for, the benefit of the originator and not a usurper of an invention.

Make no mistake, the only reason that a usurper would adopt another company’s legacy mark is to take the residual good will and divert business from the legacy brand owner. A few simple steps during re-branding can insure that your legacy mark enjoys a happy retirement

Another example is the text found in the web site of a company specialized in property rights protection :


When a third party fraudulently uses the distinctive marks or new creations legally protected without the authorization of the owners, it may be denounced before the public prosecutor’s office to criminally condemn the acts of usurpation.

What is sought with this process is that the usurper is condemned to pay a fine, and in certain cases, a prison sentence of 3 to 6 years.

  • Not really. A usurper is taking a position of power illegally or by force. Jun 29, 2023 at 9:11
  • @DoneWithThis : Napoleon was called so. But, usurpation is also a wrongful exercise of possession.
    – Graffito
    Jun 29, 2023 at 10:44
  • I still don't think it fits this case, nor would it be understood by most people as such. tbh, I don't have a better answer, because I only get as far as 'IP theft' Jun 29, 2023 at 10:46

Appropriator could be possible.

someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)


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