How to copyright your fashion designs and protect your brand

SFD102 How to Copyright Your Fashion Designs and Protect Your Brand

How do you prevent your fashion designs from being stolen and safeguard your brand? And as a business owner, how do you legally protect yourself and your assets? On this episode of the SFD Podcast, you’ll hear from fashion industry attorney Andrea Sager on copyrights, trademarks, and other ways to be smart and protect your fashion designs, business name, and more.

In the interview (which you’ll love), we will cover:

  • How Andrea’s experience as a boutique owner shaped her law career;
  • The most common problem her clients deal with, and how her firm is combating it;
  • Why the “30% Rule” WON’T protect you;
  • When automatic copyright protection comes into play, and why you should still register for a copyright BEFORE something goes wrong;
  • The difference between copyrights, patents, and trademarks;
  • How to set up your business to protect yourself;
  • Why trademarking your brand name may be one of the FIRST things you do in your business;
  • What to do if you’re accused of infringing on someone else’s designs;
  • How much it’s all going to cost you (plus a great way to save on legal fees!);
  • And more!

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