If I’d like to build audio-furniture consoles that contain existing products, so I would need to list the model of the product included in the furniture, would that be legal?

To be specific, the furniture piece (built by me) would contain/include a record player that is produced by another company. I would not intend on using any of their trademark logs, etc.

Asked on October 17, 2014 under Business Law, Louisiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

IF you do not use any of the other company's logos, trademarks, copyright material, etc. and also do not suggest some relationship (e.g. an agency or licensing relationship) which does not exist, then you can use their product *so long as* when you bought the product, there was no "terms of sale" or other agreement stating "not for resale" or the like. If there was such an agreement or term, it is valid and enforceable.

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