Prior Lake, MN asked in Products Liability for Minnesota

Q: Is it illegal to sell an upgraded part for a product that directly competes with a product the company already sells?

I wish to sell a roller brush for a small robot vacuum, however, mine would be made out of rubber and won't need to be replaced. While the company that makes the robot vacuum already sells a brush but it's not made from rubber and needs to be replaced periodically. Is it legal for me to sell a product that competes with their own for their own unit?

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2 Lawyer Answers
William Bailey
William Bailey
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I don't see why this would be an issue. If you've used some of their product to create your own, this is a different situation.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: There's no problem making an aftermarket fit. However if people experience problems they will look to you.

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