I believe that means you can't mark the bolt up and sell it. Once you have used it to make items they are yours to sell.
Actually, using the fabric to create items for resale is illegal without proper licensing from the company.
I teach sewing using commercial patterns and fabrics but am only able to get away with doing so because the patterns and fabrics are bought by the student for home use only. If I were teaching my sewing students how to craft for resale I would have to have a licensing agreement from the companies whose products I use, as would any of my students.
Disney is particularly harsh to people using their licensed materials to craft for resale, they will go after even someone as small as a local flea-market crafter. They will even go after people using 'likeness' as in an image or style they've copyrighted (Disney Princesses, Winnie The Pooh are two of the likenesses they've successfully sued over).
Another company that will hunt you down is the company with the rights to the Charlie Brown Gang, especially on the Snoopy character.
So you have to be very careful about what you use for creating a craft item for resale. Read the following forum discussion regarding licensing, it's a very interesting discussion that starts off saying "Oh yeah, it's OK" but other posters quickly disagree and provide links to cases wherein the license holders have successfully prosecuted violators:
http://ask.metafilter.com/46943/Cop ... ht-laws-for-selling-homemade-clothes
I believe the warning applies to the sale of the whole bolt or partial bolt of fabric, rather than a person using the fabric to produce something to sell. I don't think you need a license.
I have started making ornaments using licensed material, ie. Disney and college teams. Do I need to have a license to sell these ornaments and if so how do I go about getting one?
By June F.
We experienced the same concern using licensed duck tapes such as Hello Kitty, Spiderman, SpongeBob Squarepants. If you were planning to sell your ornaments made with licensed artwork ONLINE......DON'T! The law says you can't even show photos of the recreated items such as your adorable ornament.
Hello Kitty legal went after someone selling duct tape accessories in her online Etsy shop and won! They actually closed down the shop and threatened further legal action. Harley-Davidson did the same with someone selling handmade purses and wallets made from their licensed tape.
So we can USE the licensed duck tape, logos, etc. in our crafts for our personal use (gifts, etc.) but can't photograph it or promote it online for sale. As crafters we don't have the millions and millions Disney does, so I believe buying your own licensing rights is not feasible.
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