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Author Topic: Dilemma: new product for well known brand, can I be sued?  (Read 277 times)

hannachapman777

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Hi all! I invented a product that works perfect for one of the wold known brand. Will I get sued by the brand company if I start selling it (not stealing the name though).
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Re: Dilemma: new product for well known brand, can I be sued?
« Reply #1 on: 01-06-18 at 11:27 pm »

You can develop and sell products that work with existing products, as long as your advertising and promotional materials make it clear that you are NOT associated with or endorsed by the other company.

For example:

MyCo Floor Mats are a perfect fit for the Ford Explorer.

MyCo is not associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.

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Re: Dilemma: new product for well known brand, can I be sued?
« Reply #2 on: 01-06-18 at 11:54 pm »

Thank you!
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Re: Dilemma: new product for well known brand, can I be sued?
« Reply #3 on: 01-07-18 at 01:33 am »

BTW, if you decide to set up a website and sell direct to the public, you'll also want to AVOID website domain names that use the other company's trademarks.  FloorMatsForTheFordExplorer.com would risk getting UDRP'ed.  See the Mercedes parts shop UDRP decisions (both of them) from way back.
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