Hello my name is Sam, thank you for taking the time to answer my question . So I have created a logo and a few t-shirt designs and I’m not sure what the next step is. what’s the first step legally and should I wait until I make sales to file for anything? Also , when does the trademarking come into effect?
I answer this question in the free start up guide you get when signing up for my mailing list.
I get this question all the time. My advice is not to do it right away. Why spend any money that isn’t absolutely necessary in the beginning. You’re ideas might change, your name might change and then this money you spent to get a trademark will be wasted.
Just focus on making a good product and selling it.
Also you should be collecting sales tax on your products. Look into your local BOE board of equalization.