The excellent news of Thailand’s first gold medal on the SEA Video games in Vietnam has been overshadowed by a graphic designer who noticed his design on the athletes’ sport outfit with out his authorisation.
The Pencak Silat Affiliation of Thailand issued an announcement on Thursday to “deeply apologise” to Suchal Chaweewan for utilizing the letters “Thailand” designed and copyrighted by the artist with out his consent.
Thailand received the primary gold medal on the 31st SEA Video games on Wednesday when Sobri Cheni, Abdulkarim Koolee and Adulrahim Sidek upset Indonesia within the decider of the boys’s semi (inventive) regu (workforce/trio).
Whereas the gamers and affiliation had been celebrating the victory, the designer was shocked after seeing his designed letters on the again of the game uniform the trio wore within the contest.
“I’m pleased with #Thaipencaksilatteam for the primary gold for the Thai athletes. However what makes me unhappy is that I noticed my designed letters of #Thailand on the workforce outfit within the information,” Mr Suchal, 37, wrote on his Buk Babor’s Fb web page on Wednesday.
“All of my designs on any merchandise or locations are topic to my authorisation,” he stated.
The artist stated he had registered rights safety of his design objects with the Division of Mental Property, and all had been below safety by legislation.
His warning prompted the affiliation and employees to come back out to supply their apology.
In line with the assertion, the affiliation was making an attempt to contact the designer to hunt his permission to make use of the designed letters within the competitors. Nevertheless, there was no response from him, the assertion stated.
Affiliation secretary-general Chongrak Kiokaew stated in Hanoi that the membership had no intention to violate the copyrights and was prepared to supply monetary compensation to him for the blunder, in response to SIAMSPORT.
All pencak silat athletes felt shocked, he stated, including the affiliation was planning the reserve outfits, which don’t bear the designed letters, for the pencak silat athletes if the artist doesn’t enable using his design.
SIAMSPORT stated the sportwear agency that provided the uniform for the pencak silat affiliation had lifted the designed letters from the web with out checking their copyright.