I would be selling thousands of artist products such as brushes, canvas, paints, etc., of which there are dozens of brands. Do I need to contact each of those suppliers to seek their permission to sell their products?
Retailers buy many products from wholesalers and that is the end of the story. However, for other products a retailer must be an authorized reseller. Also, some manufacturers have trademark policies regulating how there trademarks are displayed in certain contexts. It is not possible to give a complete answer without having specific facts. Are there any special products? Will you have an online store?
It is not apparent from the question whether you have covered "all the bases." Are you familiar with the California sales tax exemption certificate? Do you need to form an entity such as an LLC?
You will be making a significant investment. It would be a good idea to consult with an attorney before you put large amount of your money at risk. Best wishes on your endeavor!
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