Copyright violations carry a penalty of up to $150,000 per infringed work if the misconduct was willful and intentional. Trademark violations (unlawful use of a word, name, symbol or device) carries civil penalties or even jail time. The questions being asked in court are:
In essence, could a shopper aiming to purchase licensed, official gear be diverted by this product? Did you benefit commercially from the infringement? You can paint a blue star on the side of your own truck, but we’re probably not going to print a “cowboy blue” star bumper sticker.
Big brands have the resources and incentives to protect their identity. Most likely, you will receive a cease and desist order to destroy the item, and you will not receive a refund from us. If you’re small enough, you could get away with it — but we’re not interested in thinking small. Our company mission is to help your business grow! Contact Us for more information.