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Woolworths and Ubuntu Baba have reached a resolution following an investigation which revealed the retailer's baby carriers were similar to those of the small business.
Woolworths admitted it bought baby carriers, including those of Ubuntu Baba, to 'draw inspiration' for its own product.
Small businesses with unique ideas have various options when it comes to protecting themselves from big corporates and others stealing their intellectual property, legal experts say.
Shannon McLaughlin, the founder and designer of Ubuntu Baba baby carriers, says she will be in discussions with Woolworths on how it can help develop small to medium-sized businesses.
Woolworths plans to meet with a small business owner who has accused the retailer of copying her product idea.
A small business's run-in with a heavyweight retailer like Woolworths may be its biggest challenge yet, but the founder and owner of Ubuntu Baba Shannon McLaughlin is hopeful to swing the situation to something positive.
Ubuntu Baba owner Shannon McLaughlin says she is not happy with Woolworths's apology earlier this week and has requested to speak to CEO Ian Moir.
From calling on Woolworths to be fined for the 'striking similarities' with the Ubuntu Baba baby carrier to insisting that the retailer explain how 'unethical' practices took place, Fin24 readers had a lot to say.
Woolworths has said it will remove the baby carrier product from its stores, following a meeting with a business owner who claimed the retailer had copied her idea.
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