I have an online consignment shop. I sell used clothing, vintage glassware, and all kinds of secondhand household products. I think my biggest question is what exactly constitutes a branded or trademarked item?
As I received that email where I am supposed to fill out the attestation form. I have been selling since March 2021, and am surprised that I only received this email last week. I help people to organize their homes, and basically resell some of their items in my shop so I am not sure how to answer the question of - do I own the rights to the products available in my Shopify store?
Do I need to somehow prove that my clients have given permission for me to resell these items? If so does that prove that I own the rights to the products or do I actually need to be licensed for the sale of each branded or trademarked product? (even though I only sell one of each item)
Our Trust and Safety team have noted on our end that merchants don’t need to provide reseller’s documents or documentation from a supplier to submit the requested attestation. If you’ve previously submitted reseller’s documents for Shopify Payments, you’ll still need to return the attestation by the date noted in the email from our Trust and Safety team.
Because this query pertains to legal issues, the best way for you to receive any advice or guidance is to speak with an independent legal counsel.