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How to trademark a clothing line and find the right manufacturer for the clothing line

Hello everybody!

My name is Michelle, and I am an aspiring fashion designer in Columbia, SC. I draw and sew all of my designs. My next step in my goal book is to start a clothing line and sell my designs, and then save enough money to open a boutique. The whole trademark thing is kind of confusing to me, because I only know SOME of the steps to take. Does anybody know:

1)what are all the steps I need to take to trademark a clothing line?

2) What/who is the best manufacture to go to, to manufacture my designs? Is USA or overseas manufacture the best/cheapest?


HELP! I would really really appreciate any helpful information!!!!




Michelle T.

Columbia, SC

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So sorry I'm late, and Wow thanks for the information! 

Here are the frequently asked questions and the answers about trademarks (from  If you are going for a trademark, you can do your own filing or use a lawyer.  Certainly, using a professional would be the safest option.  However, obviously that will cost more.

Great, thanks!


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