After singer's quip over Sheffield Wednesday badge "theft" is this Australian wallet maker's owl logo next in the firing line?

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An Australian wallet maker could be next in the firing line for Sheffield Wednesday after its logo was revealed to bear a striking similarity to the Owls' famous badge.

Yesterday, it was revealed how British singer and music star Example had jokingly accused Canadian rap star Drake of "teefin'" the Hillsborough side's badge for his OVO clothing range.

Sheffield Wednesday's badge.

Sheffield Wednesday's badge.

Now it has been pointed out that an owl logo for Australian wallet manufacturer Bellroy also bears an uncannily resemblance to the SWFC crest.

Eagle eyed Richard Barratt said: "When I first saw it I was amazed as it's almost identical.

"Always wondered if there could be copyright issues. Bellroy are a newish company so Wednesday's 'owl' was definitely first.

"I first noticed it a while ago."

Drake's OVO logo.

Drake's OVO logo.

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Bellroy was founded in 2010 in Melbourne by designers Hadrien Monloup and Andrew Fallshaw.

The name "Bellroy" derives from the towns of Bells Beach and Fitzroy, where the company was started.

Earlier this week,the Changed The Way You Kiss Me and Kickstarts musician took to Twitter to poke fun at Drake's OVO clothing brand - and its logo's similarity to the Owls' crest.

He wrote: "When are Sheffield Wednesday taking Drake's OVO to court for teefin' (thieving) their logo?," accompanied by a string of "crying with laughter" emojis.

The tweet, which has been retweeted more than 700 times and liked by more than 1,300 people, comes just a few days before Canadian star Drake, best known for One Dance, which spent 15 weeks at number one, plays a sell-out show at Sheffield Arena.

The star's OVO - October's Very Own - clothing range features a gold owl logo - and other Twitter users have also picked up on the similarity.

@Johnboy270783 tweeted: "@example he's a massive Wednesday fan, or so legend has it."

While user ‏@Kenan_Dewar wrote: "@example i'm glad somebody else has noticed this."

Wednesday have been linked with the Owl since 1912.

The original club crest was introduced in 1956 and consisted of a shield showing a traditionally drawn owl perched on a branch.

The crest was changed in 1970 to a minimalist version designed by a local art student, and this logo was used by the club, with variations, until 1995, when it was replaced by a similar design to the original crest.

In 1999, the minimalist version was brought back but in 2016, Dejphon Chansiri again changed the club crest, opting for a similar design to the 1956 badge.