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Q: Is a crochet toy illegal to sell if it was inspired by a squishable trademarked toy?

I made a crochet toy (for personal use), which was inspired (not identical) to a squishable toy which has a trademark. The original is trademarked under THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR PLAGUE. I am not even sure if the name can contain Plague Doctor in this case, if I wanted to sell my handmade toy. The colors and form of the toy are similar, but not identical. I would like to make more and sell them online, but I don't want to do it, if it is illegal. Could you please advise?

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: You should consult with an attorney to understand your risks and options.

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