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Title: potential seller question : IR pens using parts of existing products
Post by: skimmer on March 15, 2009, 10:23:34 PM
Hello
I've been toying with the idea of marketing the tide-to-go IR pen.  I was just wondering if there were any legal issues with the pen using Tide-to-Go parts for the pen.  I've noticed that other pens use parts of existing products, such as pen casings.  Is this a non-issue, or are we all waiting for some corporation to come raining down on our parade?

Skimmer
Title: Re: potential seller question : IR pens using parts of existing products
Post by: dice on March 16, 2009, 09:55:05 AM
are you planning to sell this?  If you are planning to make money on something like this than I would have to say yes that would be illegal

But if you are using it for personal use I don't see a problem with it.

Dice
Title: Re: potential seller question : IR pens using parts of existing products
Post by: benpaddlejones on March 16, 2009, 08:01:39 PM
skimmer
If you look at the retro fitted products their is no identifyer to the orginal product. If you purchased the product then its your write to do with it as you want. As long as you don't on-sell the whole product.

I suggets you remove the referenc eto the tide-to-go make sure all branding is removed and no product remains then no you shuldn't have a problem as you are 'recycling' the packaging.

UNLESS they have a patient on the manufacturing process or output of the packaging then you may have some issues.

benpaddlejones :)

Title: Re: potential seller question : IR pens using parts of existing products
Post by: skimmer on March 16, 2009, 09:44:11 PM
I see all kinds of retro-fitted IR pens for sale that clearly say "EXPO dry erase marker" on it, the add banner on this page included.   
Title: Re: potential seller question : IR pens using parts of existing products
Post by: benpaddlejones on March 17, 2009, 12:13:04 AM
skimmer
I can only give advice! Its about covering your back, you could just use shrink wrap, it will hide the branding. Note the brand and its image will be copyrighted, use it at your own risk.

benpaddlejones :)