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Is it legal to resell replica brand-name products without the original designers' permission?
I have a small online business and have access to wholesale replica brand-name products, such as Gucci, Prada, Shloe, etc. I have not purchased any products because I do not know if there are legal repercussions for reselliing imitation brand names without the original designers' permission. However, I see these products selling worldwide, apparently successfully.
www.uspto.gov), and when in doubt, avoid selling counterfeits.