Lee Zii Jia (李梓嘉) has become a badminton favourite for many. As always, his fans would love to get their hands on his stuff. While a few lucky fans were gifted his shoes, others will simply have to settle for buying his merchandise.
Unfortunately, not all that glitters is gold. One Shopee seller in particular has decided to take advantage of Zii Jia’s popularity. He’s currently selling items with Zii Jia’s brand on it and netizens aren’t happy.
If you haven’t noticed, Zii Jia has his own logo to represent himself. We’re not sure if he has received the rights for it, but most people associate that logo with Zii Jia. He has used it to mark items as his own, such as his recurring facemask from Urban Wall Street.
However, it seems a local Shopee seller is borrowing his name and logo to make a profit. Currently, he has printed Zii Jia’s logo on dry fit shirts and lanyards. Surprisingly, over 700 items have been sold, proving there is a demand.
Additionally, the seller attempted to promote their product on TikTok. Unfortunately, it only drew netizens ire as many felt they were infringing on Zii Jia’s copyright. Several scolded the seller saying they were taking advantage of the player. Others urged fans to buy the “original products” and avoid supporting the seller. The video was also spread to Twitter where some users openly claimed they would be boycotting the seller.
The video has supposedly been removed from TikTok, however the seller is still active on Shopee. In addition to selling things branded with Zii Jia’s name, they are also selling other branded items. For instance, there’s stuff from Japan’s shuttler Kento Momota, anime and Marvel.
Even if they don’t get in trouble for copying Lee Zii Jia’s supposed branding, they might still be caught for other things. After all, anime and Marvel merchandise are definitely under copyright law. It might be best to stop now before it’s too late!