Q: Is it illegal to sell cables that have lightning connector (8pin)?
Is it illegal to sell cables that have lightning connector (8pin)?. The cable isn’t made by apple or MFI certified but a factory in China that otherwise live up to European standards.
A: It is not necessarily illegal to sell cables that have a lightning connector without being MFI certified or made by Apple. However, it could potentially be considered trademark or copyright infringement if the cable uses Apple's logo or branding without permission, or if it uses Apple's patented technology without permission. In addition, if the cable is not manufactured to appropriate safety standards, it could potentially be considered a safety hazard and subject to regulatory action. It is important to ensure that any products you sell comply with applicable laws and regulations, and to obtain necessary certifications or approvals as needed.
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