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      Planning to Sell Look Alike Goods Without Trademark - Is it Legal?

      Hi guys,

      Not entirely sure what the regulation is, however, if I decide to sell look alike goods without the trademark of the brand, is it illegal, assuming I clearly do not use or pretend to be selling that brand?

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      1. If I sell "Burberry" look alike scarves but name them "Warm Checked Scarves" and do not imply anywhere that they are Burberry or pretend they are when they are not, even though they look exactly the same as a Burberry scarf. Would it be legal for me to sell them?

      Hope I am making sense. As far as my knowledge goes, it's usually not the design but the actual trademark that's the issue, in this case, the word "Burberry". So as long as that is not on the product, I should be good.

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      Hi Style,

      In the case of Burberry, the company also owns a trademark on the tartan design. It is illegal to use any trademarked pattern on any product without the trademark owner's consent.

      Hope this helps.
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      Oh I see, what if we said Tiffany Jewellery e.g. rings and charms etc? Would that be legal as long as only the brand name "Tiffany" is trademarked then?

      As far as I am aware the individual items are not?

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      That would also be illegal, because Tiffany does produce and distribute jewellery.

      What would be legal is selling products that do not fall under Tiffany's current domain, for example Tiffany tyres.

      Hope this helps

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