I’m trying to start my buisness and I have a manufacture that I buy my products from and they said they can put my logo on the product that I want.
If these products are thing you've created, yes. If these products are generic unrecognizable products, yes. If these products are recognizably someone else's, and/or they have other names/logos as well, then what's your relationship with the source of these products, are you a licensor and authorized retailer?
You need to consult your own PA trademark lawyer to discuss the details of your situation.
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The above answer is a good one. What you wrote does not indicate any reason why anyone would wonder if they could buy a generic piece of clothing, that is otherwise legal, and have the manufacturer put the buyer's logo, or label, on the products. Chances are that is what happens with most clothing.
The fact that you ask makes us wonder if there is more to it. If printed fabric, the fabric can't infringe someone's copyright, and your logo wouldn't be the only thing that implicates you. All clothing product in the US has to comply with fabric labeling rules. Someone's RN number has to be on the label. Often that is the manufacturer. And contents need to be disclosed in English, and there might be prohibited contents for some or all clothing. For example, no asbestos, while childrens' clothing might have greater fire resistance requirements. If your logo is going on the product, consider registering your logo as a trademark.
Generally, speaking, on the surface, if someone is making products for you, assuming they are not counterfeit products, and the manufacturer is permitting you in writing to put your logo on them, and there are no other issues, then it appears you would be able to put your logo on them; however, you should discuss with an intellectual property attorney in a private consultation.
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Assuming you have an agreement with the maker that allows you to rebrand the product under your own label that should be fine. That is referred to as a white-label agreement.
Regards to your own branding, before you invest in any trademark make sure you get some legal guidance upfront. It is of course best practice to clear it before you start using any trademark and starting with a strong one is your best strategy. Know as well that merely registering your business name with a state or county agency or acquiring a domain does not convey any right to use that name in commerce as a source identifier or trademark. For example, I can presumably register my new tech start up "Boogle" with the PA secretary of state because there is no other business already doing business there under that name, but this does not mean that I would not be infringing on the Google trademark, which I would be. The onus is on you to ensure the name you choose is not a problem.
Your trademark will be one of if not the most important and valuable business assets you will have and you will ultimately spend more money in support if it than you will anywhere else (advertising, marketing, PR, branding, packaging, etc.). So you owe it to your business and yourself to make sure you handle this properly upfront and the first order of business always starts with a proper and comprehensive clearance.
Whenever you endeavor into investing in a trademark it is very important that you conduct the proper clearance due diligence on all the text names upfront and before you start spending any money in support of it or submit an application to the USPTO. In the US, this means searching under both federal (USPTO) as well as common law because trademark rights stem from use in this country NOT registration. This means that acquiring a federal registration does not necessarily mean that you are not infringing on another's intellectual property.
I suggest that you consult with a lawyer in private and discuss your objectives in more detail. You can start by calling around to several for a free consultation, get some insights then pick the best fit to work with and know you are free to work with counsel located anywhere as you have many options available not just those that provide services in your home state.
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As an initial matter, you need to consult with a good trademark lawyer who should ensure that the logo you have chosen is available to use and register. This is critical or you might very well find yourself in an infringement lawsuit. You should discuss with your lawyer the benefits of federal registration as well.
Moving on to your specific question: There is no law against putting your logo on clothing manufactured by another. That is standard. But you should realize that you would still be liable if the clothing that your manufacturer makes infringes the rights of another. Clothing is often protected by copyright law and you need to ensure that the clothing does not infringe, just as you need to ensure that the logo you chose does not infringe.
Finally, in your contract with the manufacturer, you should ask for an indemnification clause so that if the clothing does infringe and you are sued, that the manufacturer is required to cover your legal fees and damages. All these items are just the tip of the iceberg of things you need to consider with your lawyer. In short, keep in mind that you can be held liable for the acts of your agents, so you need to take affirmative measures with your lawyer to ensure that the clothing at issue complies with all the applicable laws and regulations.
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