Andy, this has nothing to do with fabric but since you have the experience you may be able to help me. I have designed a gift item in honor of Sept 11th. How would I go about having it produced without losing out the copyright? Whom would you suggest I contact and where to begin. I have been working on this project for a while and now it is complete.
Lelee: Take your project to a Patent attorney, and see if you can get a design patent on the item. The attorney should be able to get you to the next steps you need to take.