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Lure builders...I have a question


McWally

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Say I want to build a lure company from scratch...if I pour some jigs and use Mustad hooks, package those jigs with my brand name, must I get permission from Mustad first? Even if I do not advertise I’m using Mustad hooks? 

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I'm not a lawyer but it shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't name your jigs or business something like Mustad Jigs. The brand name is registered but the product itself can be used as a component in other products when you legitimately buy the hooks retail at least not sure about wholesale.

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I'm in the lure business also so I think I can understand your concerns.
Good luck on this venture but don't worry about repercussions advertising your lure components, I've never seen a company come after a builder . I rarely mention VMC, Wolverine etc even though I use them and doubt you'll have any issues.
Hope you enjoy your hobby bc most days you'll love it yet other days will make you wonder what the heck you were thinking starting this. Absolutely best wishes and hope it turns out well for you.
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#1 lure of 4 Musky Inc National Champions in last 3 years.


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Cool. Awesome product Zach. Thanks for feedback. I have an opportunity to fill some space at a friends tackle shop, but most of all I need a hobby in these ridiculous times we are in to keep my mind healthy. Thanks again. 

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Check with company.  If you do not mention the component companies name, you may end up with a lawsuit against you.  Yakima requires me to put Made with  Wardens Original Spin N glo and the trademark emblem on all my packaging.  If not, I could face a lawsuit.  Some of my competitors only have Yakima on their packaging and according to Yakima, that is not correct and could be pursued.  Do I think the would pursue a little guy?  Probably not.  Good luck with your venture.  The tackle industry is a tough one to make enough money in to survive.  If you make a quality product, have great customer service and have tackle in stock al the time, you will do just fine!  

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I can see in gamblers instance using the components name bc its a finished product/lure/attractor that is added to his rig.
Your situation maybe a lil different but to be sure and for your added piece of mind, maybe reach out to Mustad for an answer.
Most of all, have fun with your work and enjoy yourself! It's always cool imo to get bit with your own creations and I wish you many bites in the future!
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#1 lure of 4 Musky Inc National Champions in last 3 years.


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