Churubusco, IN asked in Business Law and Intellectual Property for Indiana

Q: I bought the rights, prints, parts, a parts business,is it legal for others to sell manuals online for this?

It was bankrupt years ago and has changed hands several times but I have found service manuals online and some are available in PDF version, which I believe is impeding on my rights as the business owner. I sell manuals made specifically for the machines, but why buy mine if they can purchase one online.

1 Lawyer Answer
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
  • Plymouth, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Unless the other sources are violating your copyrights, trademarks, etc., they can probably provide their own manuals on how to service your parts.

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