Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hippy Pockets

So I'll admit it... it's hard to manage my cellphone credit card/cash and keys. These are the things I constantly look for in my pockets, home and purse. I want it ready and available when I need it. So having this "HIPPY POCKET" is perfect for me. I carry it everywhere so that I can keep track of my important things.

This Hippy Pocket features:

- 2 hook clasps to attach to your belt loops
- velcro closure for easy and secure access
- large pocket to fit your cellphone/credit cards/cash and keys.

It's perfect. You'll love it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Protect your handmade creations

Jeff Weaver
Dunlap, Grubb, Weaver

The attorney I met with really made me think about how important it is to be prepared and protect our products and designs.  A few things that I considered my visit:

  1. Copyright each of my patterns/instructional guides
  2. Protect it or Loose it: don't deny yourself of the right to protect your design
  3. Time Stamps:  You have 2 yrs to sue from the time that you realize someone infringed; you may begin to protect your copyright from the date of application; you may begin to sue after you receive your registration.
  4. Get your docs: Cease and Desist; Demand Letter; Terms of Use
  5. Licensing: this one is the big one.  I think this is something that needs much more research but many deals can be cut from licensing alone.  With both Terms of Use and Licensing that's how iTunes and Downloads can become multimillion dollar businesses.
That's my quick summary!  :) got alot of work to do today :)