Théâtre de Liège

Théâtre de Liège is a theatre in Liège, Belgium.[1]

Théâtre de Liège
Théâtre de Liège.svg
AddressPlace Saint-Lambert
OwnerGovernment of Liège
OperatorSerge Rangoni
Years active1918-
ArchitectJulien Koenig
Théâtre de Liège

The theatre briefly became the subject of notoriety in July 2015 after it was found that its logo, designed by local designer Olivier Debie, had been plagiarized by the designer of the emblem for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[2][3] Debie filed a lawsuit against the International Olympic Committee to prevent use of the infringing logo, which was withdrawn in September 2015 and replaced by a new design.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Le Théâtre de Liège inauguré après deux ans de travaux". La Libre. September 30, 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  2. ^ "Tokyo Olympic Games logo embroiled in plagiarism row". The Guardian. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Tokyo Olympics emblem said to look similar to Belgian theater logo". The Japan Times. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  4. ^ "Checkered pattern by artist Tokolo chosen as logo for 2020 Tokyo Olympics". Japan Times. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped after allegations of plagiarism". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 September 2015.

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Coordinates: 50°38′27″N 5°34′29″E / 50.6407°N 5.5746°E / 50.6407; 5.5746