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Dropshipping apparel with marvel logos etc., can I get in trouble?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by fullwall3t, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. fullwall3t

    fullwall3t Power Member

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    I've found few decent things, which have FLASH,superman logo on it or captains america shield or iron mans and spidermans design. Can I get in to any trouble advertising it on facebook and droppshipping it?

    Anyone has expirience with this?
     
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    Djwillster123 Junior Member

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    Yeah, imo I wouldn't mess with it.
     
  3. Racerz

    Racerz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I am no expert and i have very little experience when it comes to dealing with marvel stuff. But if you are planning on selling limited amount supposedly like 50< TShirts then i don't think it would be a problem. But if you are planning on selling large amount then i would recommend on getting a official license . That way you can run your business in peace :)
     
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    tokyojoe Junior Member

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    Marvel are pretty tough when it comes to their trademarks, they outsource their trademark protection to a few large companies who are always floating about eBay/amazon etc, so in my opinion I would steer clear of it.
     
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    If you're going to sell branded items, the fashion niche is the most difficult to list in peacefully. Consider starting out by selling low risk items and establish yourself before you move to high risk items.
     
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    Phenomix Regular Member

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    You definitely could. Companies like Marvel and Warner Brothers try to chase down knock-off merchants regularly. Of course, many people get a way with it and make bank, but, why risk being a part of the minority which gets busted?
     
  7. fullwall3t

    fullwall3t Power Member

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    Thanks to everyone for input. So even super tringle with the s.is something I should stay away? Because I feel over the years thaz everyone is using that
     
  8. tmoore

    tmoore BANNED BANNED

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    depends on who you're targeting man. i know friends who got in trouble for this but they were targeting the United States and using search. the legal teams just look for the easy fish which is people advertising on search and in their country. if you're going after international and not using search... you could be ok, but its still a gamble. your business could be shut down overnight. not worth it imo.
     
  9. iglearner

    iglearner Newbie

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    Agree with Racerz. Had a friend who worked at pepsi in their intellectual property department which basically looked for large sellers and contacted them saying "you need have a license to sell..". They usually asked for how many you sold and collected their percentage and offered a license deal going forward.