If I buy product ( lapel pin) from an organization (American Legion) and rework it into something else and sell it can they sue me?
State/Country relating to question: Tennessee
generally you cannot take a product and alter it and sell it due to trademark and other legal issues such as products liability. If the lapel pin is generic and has no logos/emblems, then you could take it and add your own modifications, but this is usually only allowable for staple items. For example, you can't take a piece of brand name clothing, alter it and sell it under a new mark (or under the old mark).
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