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Non-approved Apple accessories @ Authorized Apple Reseller Store

1971 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2013 8:47 PM by shayan786 RSS
Montebello Calculating status...
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Is a Authorized Apple reseller allowed to sell non-approved Apple accessories in his/her store? So not approved by MFI or any other Apple license. If allowed what are the risks for the buyer as well as for the store?
Macbook Pro 15 inch, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,185 points)
    I haven't seen the Apple reseller agreement, but unless it has a clause prohibiting the reseller from selling accessories that Apple hasn't approved, something I doubt Apple could include in any reseller contract (it would probably be considered illegal restraint of trade in many jurisdictions), the reseller can sell whatever products the dealer chooses to offer. Without being able to examine the reseller agreement, though, I can't say with certainty, and I doubt anyone here has access to the agreement.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "risks". Can you be more specific about your concern?

    Regards.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,185 points)
    You will need to discuss this with your potential distributor and your attorney. In particular you'll want legal advice on what you can legally create and sell without obtaining licenses from Apple. We're all just fellow users here and cannot speak authoritatively on the subject, even if this were an appropriate question for this forum which it really is not, these forums being intended for technical support on Apple products.

    Regards.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • shayan786 Calculating status...

    Montebello,

    Were you ever able to find an answer to your issue. I'm in a similar position that you were in two years ago wanting to sell non approved Apple products. Is it legal to do so, or do all products made for Apple required to go through the MFi process?

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