La Mirada, CA asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Intellectual Property

Q: Is it legal to make a promotional video for a product that is not mine?

I had a question for an idea i wanted to do but not sure if it is legal? is it legal/ok to make promotional video for a product thats not mine. For example if i make an affiliate link on amazon products but would like to advertise my affiliate link with a self made video of product in a paid facebook marketing ad to boost sales.

Just showcasing what it is used for or how it works, not showing anything that makes promises, staying in line with whatever the company describes product as.

2 Lawyer Answers

A: Depends

it may fall under fair use, review, commentary

You should consult with an attorney to assess your risks

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick
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A: Most likely not, as a reasonable consumer may think you are providing a false endorsement of a product when you are not the source of that product.

Consult with an experienced IP attorney to review your materials to give you a better idea.

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