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Looking to make and sell products related to your favorite sorority or fraternity? Let’s look at licensing information today. Do You Need a License to Sell Greek Related Products? Yes. If you want to make and sell Greek sorority and fraternity products, you will need a license because their properties are trademarked. How Are Letters …

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College sports are popular, and it’s no surprise that craft business owners want to create and sell products in support of their favorite school. Whether it’s football team gear, a generic college design, or support of your favorite collegiate basketball team – it’s likely that the school has their names and logos trademarked. I’m sure Cutting for Business …

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Football season is already in full swing, and you might be ready to start making personalized gear to show support for your favorite team (go Bears!). Or, you may see listings online for gorgeous handmade items with NFL logos or team names. Before you start making and selling NFL products, you should know that it …

Read More about Trademarks: Can You Legally Make and Sell NFL Products in Your Craft Business?

In the another article, I highlighted how it is not ethical to copy another designer’s work (at least not without written permission from the designer). But, what if you find out that someone is copying your items? What can you do about it? In instances of copying, there are two different scenarios: Scenario 1) You created a …

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The hot trend in Silhouette and Cricut crafting right now seems to be personalizing reusable Starbucks cups bought in store for $1. But, is it legal? Does it infringe on the Starbucks company trademark? Like most trademark or copyright infringements, the answer isn’t cut and dry. In my quest to get an answer, I reached …

Read More about Trademarks: Can I Make and Sell Personalized Starbucks Cups?

As a seller, there is a thin line between outright copying someone else’s design and drawing inspiration from it. If you’ve starting selling your handmade Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore projects online, a customer will eventually send you a picture of something they found online and want you to recreate it. Should you do it? In my …

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