Ok guys I am ready to start my research on a trademark and a patent …. Let me start by touching base on what we are wanting to do without giving away too much ! It involves a food product and a recipe , If I understand right I can’t patent a recipe but I can trademark the name of it as well as the label ?? Should I seek out a attorney ? Do I need a food handlers license ? There are tons of questions and I am terrified to jump right into it but nothing happens unless you make it . My first plan of action is to contact the local heath department to determine the local laws of my area . I also need to register the business with the secretary of the state for sales tax purposes as well as get a business license which will allow us to resell our product to the public . That is only the beginning of the business side of it and then it’s packaging and label design , wholesale vendors , Another thing to keepin kind is the cost of packaging , rather you choose to self package or outsource to a third party that packages and ships from their facility . and then comes the final launch and to hold our breaths as we watch it leave the ground and hope that it flies ! We do have a really good product that I am confident in and am sure others will love it as well , I am sorry that I am being so vague on an overall scale but until I get thing moving I am simply seeking advice from anyone that has started a similar business or food based product line that is willing to share the proper channels to contact and steps to ensure it is done legally and the best strategies to market a onlne business . I have done plenty of reading on the subject and have the basic business plan mapped out I just need to understand the process and get confirmation of the information to be correct that I have gathered so far . I will leave our business email and welcome any advice or suggestions from experienced business owners that can tuck me under their wing and guide me in the right direction . In the meantime I will be making endless phonecalls and hours of research to put our plan into motion !
Business Email : Blondieandthebeast@outlook.com
Until next time … Cheers !