ive been working on a logo for months - it has organically grown in to an earth style logo from a seat and tree on a hill.
the other day i noticed two similar style logos
mine was more like this
long story shot - ive changed it for fear of being accused of being similar - but where do you draw the line???? i have the progression documented so i can easily justify it. and i wouldnt want to put the client in an awkward position.
however i do feel a bit robbed (i my own head) and unlucky as the two logos are in my home town.
That sucks. Regardless as to how you got there, if they look similar I would not run with it.
I don't think your client will be in trouble legally (if that's what you mean) but if it looks similar to something - anything - else, it might just end up getting mistaken for the other thing. Never a good thing.