There are many cases of lawsuits being filed against business having activities that do not comply with the law. If that happens, your business could get stuck and you might have to move elsewhere. In some cases, businesses get shut down completely. Smart businessmen always stay aware about what’s going on in the business world. New jurisdictions, changes and amendments in laws all require your attention when you’re doing business that is associated with such risks. There are a few instances where business were at risk because of copyright issues and other jurisdiction issues.
The Plaintiff Case
The plaintiff is a company that designs sportswear, athletic clothing and accessories. They were accused of using designs, colors, and shapes were copied from the company that filed the lawsuit. The case had to be taken to supreme because the plaintiff was adamant that the jurisdiction proves otherwise. After investigation, the following readings were brought up. Plaintiff argues that the defendant had designs that were copyrighted and hence they violated the copyrights acts. The defendant further added that the designs were for an article that cannot be copyrighted. At this point, both the arguments were valid so the court ruled that it will be considered copyrights act violation if the art can be perceived separate from the articles. In the end, plaintiff’s case was favored.
Businesses Going Out Because of Allegations
A trucking company was accused of violating the workers adjustment laws by their own truck drivers. Due to this, the company had to pay a huge sum of money to the workers and due to this The Pope Firm bankruptcy consultants were able to steer clear of the charges. Instead of having to deal with damage later, know about the laws surrounding your business.