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I want to repackage a lubricating grease product in smaller

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I want to repackage a lubricating grease product in smaller containers. After I buy it, I can do what I want with it? Yes? Relative to its product name, would I have a better chance of avoiding legal issues if I refer to the original manufacturer's product name, or avoid it completely? What if I enhance it, say by adding teflon to it. Then can I give it my own product name? Would I be able to list the original manufacturer's product as an 'ingredient'?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Nicola,
Its ok to find the right person. I've had a challenge finding the right answer too. I have seen several similar inquiries resulting in too many of the wrong ways to do it: "Can I repackage it and call it my own?", "No!, It's unfair to the original manufacterer", "Can I put their branding logo on it?", "No! Then you give a false impression that you are associated with them and are an authorized repackager". But I don't see anyone ask "Can I simply state on the container it has 1ounce of XYZ product in plain text?". Granted, I understand I'd be liable if I damaged the product in repackaging it. In regards ***** ***** aspect of adding an ingredient and then calling it my own, I think then I would need to provide my own Material Safety Data Sheet, and have to provide an emergency contact number (may be too burdensome for a ramp-up product and company such as mine). A thought or opinion on this ingredient-adding/rebranding aspect would still be good too. I can wait a couple weeks, but don't forget me :-)

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

You cant take someone else's product and call it your own or alter that packing in any way.

If you were using that other product as an ingredient for something else then you could rebrand it, but would need to credit the original manufacturer.
But it would need to be suitably different that it did not cause confusion to a customer.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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