I had a pretty busy day today, trying to make up for my slacking last week.
I spent the morning combing through the trademark website again because I had a sinking feeling that I completed the form incorrectly. I was not sure if my general business name “Jones Market” would also get trademarked if I submitted a logo design. I finally found something in the FAQ that suggests that I would not need to submit the business name as a separate filing if I submitted a logo. Whew.
I also read the fine print more carefully and it looks like it will take 4-6 months before anyone even reviews my file, and it would be another year after that before my trademark gets registered. By then I could already be bankrupt! Or super famous! Or both. Or neither
The rest of the day was used to cold call and cold email textile companies that do recycled polyester fabrics. I’m amazed to see the range in costs: so far I’ve seen $32 to $96 per yd! I’m going to the Seattle Design Center tomorrow to meet with some fabrics sales reps. This process is boring and tedious as hell, and sometimes discouraging, but it needs to be done. My goal is to finish my textiles search within a week so I can actually start manufacturing some real sh*t soon. I’m excited.
See you tomorrow!