Copyright T-Shirt Design

Copyright and T-Shirts: An Introduction To Trademark And Intellectual Property For T-Shirt Designers

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: April 10, 2017

There is a lot of confusion around ‘copyright’ in the world of selling T-Shirts online.

  • Is it ok to create designs based on Movies, TV Shows or Bands?
  • What if I want to draw a celebrity, and sell that on a T-Shirt?
  • Do I need to register my work to make sure it is copyrighted?
  • What about Trademarks and Intellectual Property?

In this blog post I will clear up these questions and more, so that you’ll have a clear idea of what is ok (and what is not ok) when it comes to creating designs for T-Shirts, and selling them online.

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Merch by Amazon Invite

3 things to do while you wait for your Merch By Amazon invite

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: June 5, 2020

Nothing good ever comes from sitting on your bottom.

So when your Merch by Amazon invite finally comes, will you be ready to hit the ground running?

Every new account gets just 25 design slots. Once you get an account you’ll want to fill those slots fast – because you want to make 25 sales as soon as possible – so you can tier up and get your royalties snowball rolling!

Contrary to what you might be hoping for, making sales on Merch By Amazon is far from guaranteed.

If you’ve never sold a T-Shirt online before, then you need a plan.

So here’s my advice for those wanting to hit the ground running when that Merch invite finally drops into your inbox.

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