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

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

Apr 16, 2018 | News

TAMPA, FLORIDA – 4/16/2018-  Custom Apparel Startups this week released Episode # 73 of their industry-focused podcast.  Up this week, Marc and Mark discussed Copyrights and Trademarks with Seth Gardenswartz from Blackgarden Law in Albuquerque, NM.


While not limited to t-shirt shops, screen printers, or embroidery houses, questions about copyrights and trademarks come up nearly every day in the apparel industry.


Building on the momentum from their recent news at the ColDesi group, the pair cover in-depth about how the typical custom apparel startups company can learn how to increase their profits and enjoy their work more.


The Custom Apparel Startups group broadcasts weekly whereby industry experts lay out helpful advice that business owners can use to grow their business.  This episode offers helpful advice for business owners wanting to understand more about the business aspect of running a competitive and profitable t-shirt shop.


During this podcast, the answers to dozens of questions that take place on the Custom Apparel Startups Facebook Group, and on Forums all over the internet will get answered:

  • 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?


You’ll also hear about Seth’s early experience with big brands and marketing in retail apparel.  Specifically how he applies what he learned then to his law practice that focuses mostly on Copyrights 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 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


To listen to the podcast, business owners can subscribe to the podcast on Mark and Marc’s website at


About ColDesi, Inc and Colman & Company

ColDesi provides a full line of custom apparel creation equipment while boasting a combined 62 years in business.  They have helped more than 22,000 clients begin their dreams of expanding or starting their own custom tee sales business.


Colman and Company, the supply arm of ColDesi, and equipment supplier is the world leading distributor of Triton brand HTV.  They carry the Digital Heat FX Custom T-Shirt Transfer Printers as well as Graphtec Vinyl Cutters and Hotronix Heat Presses.


To learn more about ColDesi, or Custom Apparel Startups, call 877-793-3278 or visit them on the web at


Media Contact:

Thomas Rumbaugh


ColDesi, Inc.



SOURCE: ColDesi, Inc.

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