As anyone who is in the business of selling a product knows it is important to do whatever one can to set their product apart. Finding ways to legally protect a design or recipe are common. Some businesses even trademark colors used in their packaging. Chocolate maker Cadbury successfully did this with its purple wrappers in 2004 in the United Kingdom. Displeased with that move Nestle took legal action against that protection.
The federal government takes insider-trading very seriously. When it suspects the action is occurring, the Securities and Exchange Commission could file a lawsuit against the individuals believed to be involved. Many throughout the nation, including those residing in New York City, are likely paying attention to the SEC lawsuit billionaire Mark Cuban is facing. Those who do not know him as a former contestant on Dancing with the Stars, may recognize that he is the owner of a professional basketball team. He also regularly appears on anther reality program, "Shark Tank."