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Looking for guidance on how to go about using a product currently existing for a different reason? Not limited to but including, how to protect myself (if possible) from current manufacturer. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
10-10-2011, 09:05 PM
Not sure exactly what you are asking here regarding 'protection', but I've done something like this before.
We buy Dremel tools (the high speed handheld rotary tool) and take all the inside electrical guts out... then put the guts into our own plastic housing and sell it (at very high mark up) to a different market. Dremel doesn't even care- they happily sell to us at dealer prices. We've been doing that for almost 20 years now. Hell, at first we didn't even make our own plastic housing, we just took off the DREMEL label, and put on our own. Dremel was fine with it.
If your product will compete in the same market with the company you want to buy from- you might have problems - you might. But they might not even care.
I'm not sure on the legality of the matter though: once you buy something from a company, shouldn't you be able to do whatever you want with it?
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