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Selling branded products on my website. LEGAL OR NOT?

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by chandlerb20, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. chandlerb20

    chandlerb20 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi,
    I have been an eCommerce business owner for a few years now and I am in the process of creating my website. I work with a respected vendor who is based in the US. From this vendor I am able to buy name brand products. I am currently selling the products on eBay and have not had any issues. Am I able to list these name brand products on my website without the brand's permission or do I need to get permission from the brand? Thank you!
     
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  2. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    Is this respected vendor based in China or some other country other than the US?
     
  3. chandlerb20

    chandlerb20 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you for your reply. The vendor is based in the US.
     
  4. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    Assuming the vendor is a legitimate wholesaler there shouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    No law prohibits someone from advertising that he/she/it is selling a "Sony television" or "Nike sneakers." However, some brands only sell through authorized retailers, so it matters greatly what exactly you're selling (as well as how you advertise).

    EDIT to add link to another site where the OP provided additional info.
     
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  6. chandlerb20

    chandlerb20 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you so much for your help!

    Thank you so much for your reply!
     

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