On a Business trip to Pakistan in Textile's Field. I have seen an opportunity and meat an Exporter who can provide me Brand Name Clothing ( Shirts, Hoodies, Trousers, Active-Ware and under Garments) Brand Name like "Adidas, Nike, Polo, and CK" All these items are manufactured in Pakistan and has tag of Made in Pakistan.
Now: How do i make sure i am not Importing anything in USA, as a importer which is illegal to resell in USA market?
I have asked this Exporter to provide me Authentication letter or every product has to be label with Authentic Product, so when i sell in USA i don't have any legal issues.
Can you please guide me what i should be doing and what not?
Looking forward to you knowledgeable answer.
Be careful! Even if the exporter is making authentic goods, he may only be under contract to make those goods for the owner of the brand, or only for a certain geographic area.
Seek the advice of an intellectual property attorney in private that can review the letter and seek adequate information to correctly inform you as to whether your plans will lead to profits or problems.
My answer is general information, neither constituting legal advice nor resulting an attorney-client relationship.
Brand name companies have their own distribution networks---sound like you would be trafficking in goods that do not comply with US laws.
Your answers need to come from lawyers who have intimate familiarity with your business, not the internet.
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It sounds like you are going to ask a manufacturer who is counterfeiting products and asking him for documentation that the products are "authentic", whatever that means. What makes you think that the documentation to be provided is any less counterfeit than the products? I would suggest that you talk to the trademark owners, i.e. Adidas, Nike, etc., and ask if these products are legitimate. Better yet, retain counsel and have counsel make this inquiry. I expect that the answer will be that these products are not legitimate, or not authorized for sale in the US.
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