Is selling counterfeit or replica of trademarked items illegal if the problem is covered up? If I were to buy a replica pair of beats by dre headphones and I sold them would it be illegal if I scratch out the company's logo. On each side of the headphones there is a trademarked artwork of the letter B, so if I were to remove this could I then sell said headphones. Also if I were to take a sharpie and scribble on the beats logo on the headband so that it could not be seen. I am assuming that if I destroy the properties that are trademarked the item is no longer a problem to sell.