Businesses of all kinds can find themselves in the midst of a dispute. Small or large, all types of firms deal with legal issues. Recently, the foundation created by famed chef Julia Child has entered into business litigation with an oven manufacturer. As many Texas residents know, Julia Child was a cooking legend, known all throughout the world.
BSH Home Appliances Corp is the manufacturer of the Thermador oven, which Child reportedly had in her kitchen at one point. The kitchen is now on display at a museum.
The dispute is regarding BSH's right to use Child's legacy and image as a marketing campaign for Thermador ovens. BSH has stated that they have only used factual information as a reference that Child did use that brand oven. Nevertheless, the foundation is challenging the use.
Unfortunately, no further details about the lawsuit have been released. All that is known is that the lawsuit asks a judge to decide the rights of each party.
In the end, the process of litigation may be challenging and expensive, which is why those who find themselves in a litigation situation may benefit from carefully investigating all avenues available. Business litigation can present unique challenges to businesses, however cases may be successfully resolved when both sides remain collected and prepared.
For this reason, if your business is confronted with a legal dispute, you may want to take the time to speak to a business law expert. A seasoned attorney can help your company evaluate available legal rights and options. Your business deserves sufficient legal support.
Source: Boston.com, "Julia Child group in legal battle with oven maker," Aug. 29, 2012