Monday, December 14, 2009

Protecting One’s business

Businessmen should apply for a copyright of their products or services to prevent other people from copying or using them illegally. Unfortunately for Tila Nguyen (also known as Tila Tequila), she was sued for copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit for posting pictures of San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman. She used his lights out trademark on her online site without his consent.

Tila allegedly used the pictures so attract traffic to her web site to purchase the products sold there. Apparently, this has delayed Merriman’s dealings with Walmart. It also affected his relationship with the San Diego Chargers.

Merriman is worried that the lights out trademark might confuse his consumers and think it was Nguyen’s.

This is the reason why a copyright or trademark is important; they can sue someone who tries to copy or make use of their products or services as they have a legal claim over things.

A good copyright or trademark infringement lawyer will be able to help his client win a case. The client has to provide him the necessary information that will support the case as evidences.

It is not a great feeling if someone stole an idea, products or services that were developed for so many years and a lot of money has been invested to put it out on the market.