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Question about shopify and trademark products

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by saif007, Aug 31, 2016.

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    Hi
    SEMrush
    Ive set up a Shopify store , it took 4 hardworking days, the store is based on one of Marvel's Characters and i m affraid that after all the work the store cloud be shut down, does shopify verify items that you sell ? If so would my store be shut down, and also while promoting ads on facebook , im i allowed to use marvels pictures or not ?
     
    saif007, Aug 31, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
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    pmf123 Notable Member

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    are you selling "real" products?

    does your website url contain a trade mark?

    i had a store once for a children's product brand, they sent a cease and desist, so i sold them the domain
     
    pmf123, Sep 1, 2016 IP
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    saif007 Greenhorn

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    No, im selling products manifactured in China from aliexpress, ive contacted shopify and they told me that they dont check the trademark of the product but if there is a complain they will,
     
    saif007, Sep 1, 2016 IP
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    they probably aren't licensed then, if you are using a .com or are located in the US then I wouldn't risk it
     
    pmf123, Sep 1, 2016 IP
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    You are taking a big risk. Have a look at my thread:
    Ask Me Anything About Product Sourcing and Importing where I give a detailed answer to the question: Selling Fakes, Counterfeits, and Knockoffs, (or even genuine Big Brand products obtained from unauthorized sources.)

    There are legitimate ways to make money with a small start up amount. I have taught hundreds how to import small quantities direct from genuine manufacturers in China and other countries. The profit margins are massive, and you can build a real business. My book teaches you how to do it safely and easily.

    Walter Hay
     
    Importexport, Sep 3, 2016 IP