Legal question about productbranding

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  1. Tester2900

    Tester2900 Registered Member

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    Say, an individual wants to produce watches that look exactly like Daniel Welington watches but with just a diferrent logo and name on the watch itself.

    Would this be considered crime?
     
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    er yes, it's like building a porche, keeping it looking exactly but adding a different logo. If you get caught they'll sue you
     
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    If you're marketing them as 'Daniel Welington watches', that is a crime and you'll get banned wherever you're selling them.
     
  4. hero76

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    Yeah bro thats trademark infringement. Good luck getting out of that sh*t
     
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    It's just a question. I didn't do it or am planning to.
     
  6. toml3030

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    Generally design ideas can not be protected unless you're leading the customer to believe they're buying the original product. But most look alike products add a very minor change so they can add plausible deniability.
     
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    Just refer to what apple did to samsung.
     
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    Doing exact look alike is not advisable but instead having the base design is okay for any product.