Can I resell products online?

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Can I resell products online?

My friend gave me around 200 small candles she acquired.
I was hoping to sell them online on a Buy, Sell, Trade or
Craigslist type site just to get rid of them. The candles were
bought wholesale at an auction from Walgreens. They still
have the Walgreens logo and packaging. My question is
can I get into and legal trouble with Walgreens for reselling
their product either individually or in bulk?

Asked on February 10, 2017 under Business Law, Kansas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You are allowed to resell items you purchased or were given by someone else, whether you resell them online or through a consignment store or at a tag/yard/garage/etc. sale. The fact that they have the original packaging, logo, etc. does not prevent you from doing this as long as you don't modify the logo, etc. (only a mark's owner can modify it), add your own mark or logo, or do anything else to suggest a connection or relationship between you and the chain that does not exist.


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