This year, it's Victor Ives, of Halloween Hot Sauce.
Victor has been hand-making hot sauce for a long time, and rebranded in 2013.
He also makes little coffins for his hot sauce, to really spooky them up! He designed his own labels, and each bottle comes with its own toe-tag. Victor has not left out any details on his product!
Apparently, someone brought the design idea to someone at Target, and ripped off Victor's design. Unfortunately, since the designs are slightly different, there's likely nothing he can do about it, except let people know he was ripped off by a large corporation. Corporations like Target can get away with this because they simply have more money to pay lawyers, and a copyright infringement case can go as long as ten years in court!
Yes. TEN. YEARS!
Spread the word. You can leave a politely phrased, disparaging message on their Facebook page. I've found social media to be the most effective way to shame a company into doing the right thing. Or if you feel like it, write to them!
5 years ago