Is it legal to sell licensed products on eBay?
Is it illegal to sell shampoo on eBay? These are brands usually sold through authorized salons and can only be bought with a cosmetology license issued through the state. My mother-in-law has the license and we have been selling on ebay for a small profit. I was told this was illegal and we can be sued. Does anyone know the laws on this?
It might not be illegal, in a criminal sense, or anything like that, but it might still be a problem, and you could well be sued.
I would be very surprised to find out that these products are simply sold wholesale to the salons (where, I'm assuming, your mother-in-law works, and gets the product at the employee price, unless she owns the salon and is buying the product in that name). It's likely that there's a contract, that must be signed to buy the product from the supplier, that limits its resale to the salon. And if you're breaking that contract, you can indeed be sued.