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Episode 73 – Copyrights and Trademarks in the Custom T-Shirt Business

May 2, 2018

This Episode

Mark Stephenson & Marc Vila

Seth Gardenswartz

You Will Learn

  • The difference between trademarks and copy rights
  • How you can tell if your design is probably in violation
  • Penalties possible violating someone else’s intellectual property rights
  • Whether or not do-it-yourself solutions will do

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Episode 73 – Copyrights and Trademarks in the Custom T-Shirt Business

Show Notes

THIS is the podcast that you have all been waiting for.. finally the answers to SO MANY questions that take place on the Custom Apparel Startups Facebook Group, on Forums all over the internet and that we get asked from our customers every day:
·        If I change the artwork by 10% I’m fine, right?
·        Should I trademark my brand name?
·        What’s the difference between a trademark and copyright?
·        How much trouble can I get into copying _______ ?
·        Can I copyright embroidery designs too?
·        Is my Brand my trademark
·        How much does doing it the right way cost?
Seth Gardenswartz from Blackgarden Law in Albuquerque, NM isn’t just any attorney.. he’s the attorney with the heart of a Marketing Guy!
During this podcast you’ll hear about Seth’s early experience with big brands and marketing in retail apparel and how he applies what he learned then to his law practice now. A practice that focuses mostly on Copy Rights and Trademarks.
The custom t-shirt business is fraught with opportunities for intellectual property theft. You need to know what to do to protect your designs, your logo and your rights AND you need to know what trouble YOU can get into if you take someone else’s work.
Don’t take anyone’s advice except an attorneys – it could cost you your business if you do.
During the program Seth talks about what he does and how he and his firm might be able to help. You can reach him at, or call 888-317-3556 .. AFTER you’ve heard this episode.
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