• How International Sellers Can Get Paid on Merch by Amazon If Bank Not Supported

    Merch by Amazon is currently only available in the United States to shoppers. However, that doesn’t preclude sellers from around the world selling on Merch by Amazon print-on-demand platform. In fact, we have quite the international community of members and customers here. Of course, one of the biggest questions for international sellers is how they actually get paid on Merch once their t-shirt design ideas start to gain some traction. On the Merch by Amazon resource page, Amazon has provided some info on how to get paid on Merch specifically for international sellers, including the following question and answer:…

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  • Using expired patent applications for print-on-demand products

    Based on a recent question from a reader, we looked a bit into using elements from expired patents on print-on-demand designs. As usual with intellectual property, it’s a murky area. Here’s one take from Quora: Patent attorneys usually contract out drafting, which would make the copyright in the drawings the property of the drafter, not the inventor. Once the drafter completes the drawings, the attorney usually provides a numbering markup. So, now the attorney and drafter are co-authors. Unless, they are both employees of the inventor, this is not a work made for hire. To have subject matter jurisdiction for …

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