Arlington, TN asked in Copyright for Tennessee

Q: can I buy decals from graphics printer on line then apply to corn hole boards for resale? Their logos of college,MLB,etc

One of the graphic printers says that as long as I don't market and sale them as license sports boards, I'm fine. They say they have copyright license. I only display them on Craigslist and Facebook.

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John Espinosa
John Espinosa
  • Lowell, MA

A: Selling online is still selling, and selling them with the decal on gives the appearance of being a licensed product when it is not. What you describe is using someone else's brand for commercial purposes without their permission. The printer may have the license to sell the decals, but that does not give you or anyone else the ability to use those decals to then sell products. You would need to license the logos from the owners of the trademarks and copyrights in question, because both apply.

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