I`m not an expert but I do know that professional sports associations, NFL, NBA, etc, and the NCAA are very protective of their marks.
You may want to ask your question here, http://www.intelproplaw.com/Forum/Forum.cgi?board=licensing
Thanks for the link- it directed me to a post about NFL stickers and fleece being used for resell products. What I gathered from the post on the site is that as long as I am using it for the intened manner which it is being sold, i.e. fabric to create clothing I think I will be safe. I am still wondering about recreating licensed logo`s on my helmet. Thanks again for the info.
Disney will send you a cease and desist letter if you do it with their licensed products. This happens in the scrapbook industry all the time - women make cards or albums using licensed products (Nascar, NFL, Disney, etc) for eBay and either eBay shuts them down or the company does. I always tell people to stay away from licensed products.
I don`t know if the First Sale Doctrine applies here or not because my understanding is that licensing is different.
Sports licensing is BIG BUSINESS in this country. I would stay away from any legal issues surrounding it. Even colleges will fiercely protect their logos/images.
If you`re talking about Harley - they will go after you. When Harley licensed a line of scrapbook products, we, as home-based retailers, were cut out of the supply chain. Our distributors couldn`t sell the product to us per their agreement with Harley. It could only be sold at Bricks and mortar stores. They felt their brand would be "de-valued" if it was sold elsewhere. However, it didn`t stop most people from getting their hands on it and selling it.
MOST copyright holders will turn their heads if you sell something at, say, a local craft show, but when it hits the internet and they discover it, you`ll probably get a letter.
Barbara Brabec has information in some of her books about copyrights and small crafters.
BTW - even the local high school will protect their logo. When you make products, you can use the school name and a fake logo (say they are the MUSTANGS - you can use another horse), but their actual school mascot logos are copyrighted and you can`t use them without permission (and often paying the school a percentage).