Can I Buy and Then Resell a Product?

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Jan 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question: Can I buy a product and use it to make something else and then sell it?

Question Detail: I'm starting a business and have bought jewelry at retail stores as well as at crafting stores. I am using it to make an item to be sold that is not used as jewelry. Are there laws against doing this? In other words taking someone else's product and turning it into something else?

Answer: If you legally bought the item, you are free to re-sell it as part of another item. Whether the final product creates other issues, such as copyright or patent infringement, is still possible.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.

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