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What are the guidelines of selling popular name brand replicas

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What are the guidelines of selling popular name brand replicas as "inspired" items openly in a New York boutique? Is it legal? Lastly, how do I go about opening this boutique safely if it is legal? Thank you.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 8 years ago.
No it is not legal to copy the design of someone else's product and sell it as a "replica" or as "inspired by" unless you have consent of the owner of the original.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
This is what I thought. However there are many websites on Interent offereing "inspired" products .If the Interent law is defferent ?
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 8 years ago.
No the internet is still subject to the same laws as the rest of the world. There are a lot of criminals doing business on the internet, selling mislabeled copes of name brand merchandise. But that is not legal.
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