Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Apr 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: Can I buy a patented product add something to it and resell it ? So a company has patented an item and I want to add an accessory to it to make it fancier can I buy it from them and add my touch and re sell it and also make it into my own business adding and reselling that product

ANSWER: If the terms of the sale do not include a restriction on resale, then you may alter the patented product for resale free of restriction from the patent.

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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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